Mother charged after hiring adult dancers for son's birthday

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Mom charged for allegedly hiring strippers for son's birthday

Judy Viger is in hot water after pictures of exotic dancers at her son's bowling alley birthday party appeared on Facebook.

Judy Viger might not be winning a mother-of-the-year award anytime soon.

The Gansevoort, N.Y., woman has been charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child after she allegedly hired exotic dancers for her 16-year-old son's birthday party at a bowling alley, according to The Daily Freeman.

Police say Viger threw a party Nov. 3 for her son at the Spare Time Bowling Center in South Glens Falls, N.Y., where she organized, managed and paid for two "female adult entertainers" to perform "personal and intimate dances" for party attendees.

The incident came to light this month when parents of partygoers discovered images on Facebook. According to FOX News, the police report says one photo shows a woman clinging upside down to a seated teen.

While many of the party’s 80 attendees were over 17, five were not, and one, according to ABC News, was as young as 13. Viger faces charges not for endangering her own child but for imperiling other partygoers.

Spare Time Bowling Center says it's cooperating with investigators and did not pay for any of the entertainment.

The company from which Viger hired the dancers, Tops in Bottoms, told FOX News that there was no nudity and that Viger paid for a "bikinigram" happy birthday song.

Nathan Rice, Tops in Bottoms' owner, believes the incident is being blown out of proportion. "I think you get a lot worse stuff on TV or at the beach," he told FOX News.

While he believes Viger should have notified parents of underage attendees beforehand, he sees the delayed reaction as proof that nothing got out of hand at the November bash.

"There were a lot of adults there, and no one thought it got too out of control," he said.

No charges will be filed against the dancers, who did not know the age of the attendees. Viger is due in court on March 7. If convicted, she could face up to one year in jail.


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