Hopkins woman who prostituted fellow cheerleader sentenced

  • Article by: Abby Simons , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 11, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Montia Parker got 3 years for prostituting 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl.

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swmnguyOct. 11, 1312:22 PM

"But she rejected a plea deal that would have imprisoned her for three years and nine months at the least, or five years at the most."

She got good legal advice, then. So frequently these plea deals are offered to keep prosecutors from having to prove a case. Many times, police work can't withstand examination in open court, so prosecutors make extravagant charges to intimidate defendants into taking a plea to avoid potentially enormous sentences. Judges play along by not requiring prosecutors to demonstrate they actually have a case before approving these deals.

This girl did something horrible and needs to not only be punished, but rehabilitated. She's going to be with us for a long time, and the sooner she learns how to treat people like human beings, the better off we all will be. But this is the United States of America, and everyone has the right to competent legal counsel. Looks like the system worked.

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johnmplsOct. 11, 1312:28 PM

If this young lady were a chess club member, it wouldn't get coverage in the Strib. It's an awful story, but the fact she is a cheerleader has nothing to do with it, except the National Inquirer, recently renamed the Star Tribune, can play it up salatiously. SHAME ON YOU STRIB!!!!

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transplantedOct. 11, 13 1:02 PM

And for what she's done, this punishment isn't nearly enough. Morally reprehensible behavior like this - I'm surprised she managed to learn it so early in her life.

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bigspeckOct. 11, 13 1:15 PM

Except for the fact that the girls were on the cheerleading team with eachother. In fact, I'd argue that if they had been in the chess club together, this story would be even more sensational. Perhaps the fact that it occured in the suburbs played into the coverage a bit, but I firmly believe that any legal adult pimping a developmentally disabled minor and being caught red-handed would make the headlines, regardless of the location.

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iceman3Oct. 11, 13 2:17 PM

Maybe Hopkins is "technically" a suburb. But unfortunately it doesn't "act" like a suburb. This story is surprising no matter where it played out. It's gut wrenching. And the convicted woman clearly either had no moral compass taught to her, or rejected it. Truly sad.

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boognish78Oct. 11, 13 2:52 PM

I hope that the man who paid for the oral is also sought out. I do not know the statutory laws concerning age and consent in Minnesota (not a resident), but I am curious if he might have broken a law, as well, at least as a John.

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chastaylorOct. 11, 13 4:55 PM

This person is an immoral Predator and should get the book thrown at her for taking advantage of a challenged youth. Her actions are premeditated to say the least and this is not a victimless crime.

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