In what probably seemed like a good (albeit warped) idea at the time, a New York mom deemed it hip to hire a bunch of strippers to mark her son's sweet sixteen! What wasn't such a good idea was forgetting that boys of this age will thoroughly document the festivities on social media. Judy Viger now finds herself arrested and charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
So much for hipster mom. According to an article in Gawker, the strippers performed lap dances on underage guests, some as young as 13, at a private room in Spare Time Bowling Center in South Glens Falls, New York.
Imagine you're one of the teen's moms, led to believe your son was among an allegedly eighty-strong attending a bowling party. Naive, perhaps... Then you accidentally glimpse a picture of a scantily clad woman gyrating in your son's lap. Wow.
"The charges stem from an allegation that she endangered not only the welfare of her own child, but the welfare of the 14- and 15-year-old children that were at the birthday party as well," said Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy.
Interestingly, the company of lap dancers, Tops in Bottoms, gets off without charges for cooperating in the investigation. If convicted, Viger could land in a year in jail.
Should the company should bear some brunt of responsibility for 'serving' minors, or is the mom solely accountable for booking their services?