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Women plead guilty to contributing to delinquency charge

Thursday, April 14, 2005

- Original charge was child solicitation after photos were developed at drug store

Two Brazil women originally charged with child solicitation pleaded guilty this week to lesser charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and are on probation for the next year.

Jamie M. Harrington, 21, was the first to enter into a plea agreement to the Class A misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor Monday in the Clay County Superior Court.

Two days later, Tina Knight, 41, pleaded guilty in the Clay County Circuit Court to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class B misdemeanor.

The charges carry different weights in the different courts.

Harrington appeared in sexually explicit photographs obtained by the Brazil Police Department that Knight dropped off at CVS to be developed, according to the police report.

"In these pictures there is nude photos of who is believed to be Tina and another female unknown name. There is also a juvenile male in some of the pictures with the unknown female posing in an inapproriate manner," the report states.

On Jan. 4, Knight was contacted by police and acknowledged she appeared in some of the 21 photos along with a minor and Harrington, according to the report.

"She said that they had no intent in any sexual misconduct and they were just having fun," according to the report.

The report says police believed there was no sexual intent in the photos.

Knight is sentenced to one year in the Clay County jail, all of which is suspended except for 10 days. She is given credit for time served of three actual days and good time credit, if she earns it, according to documents from the Prosecutor's Office.

Knight must appear at the jail Monday at 8 a.m. to serve said time.

Harrington is sentenced to one year in the jail and entitled to good time credit, if earned. Her imprisonment is suspended with the exception of eight days, of which one was served before her plea.

She was booked into the jail Tuesday and will serve three days, according to the jail inmate register.

During the next year, Knight must obey all laws, pay court costs of $146, report to the probation office and follow all rules there. She also must reimburse the Clay County Public Defender, Jason D. Brown, $150, have no contact with the victim without his consent and complete 40 hours of community service supervised by Clay County Community Corrections, according to the Prosecutor's Office.

Harrington similarly must obey all laws and meet with the probation officer following all probation requirements. She must pay probationary user fees, reimburse the public defender and have no contact of any nature with the victim. Harrington must also complete 40 hours of community service, according to information from the Prosecutor's office.

The original charge of child solicitation that was later dropped, is a Class D felony punishable by 180 days to three years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.



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