Fayette Woman To Serve Close To One Year On Child Endangerment Charges

(Updated: January 25th, 2017)

Jenna J. Bieber, age 31, of Fayette was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, January 17, after pleading no contest to the indictment, issued by a Fulton County Grand Jury, on August 15, 2016. Bieber was arrested on the indictment on August 22, 2016.

The indictment charged Bieber with four counts of endangering children and was related to acts occurring on or about January 29, 2016 and March 20, 2016.  It was alleged in the indictment that on or about those dates, Bieber created a substantial risk to the health or safety of children under her care by violating a duty of care, protection, or support for those children.  It was also charged that Bieber administered unwanted disciplinary measures to a child under the age of 18 when there was a substantial risk that such conduct, if continued, would seriously impair or retard the child’s mental health or development.

Bieber pled no contest to the charges, which is not an admission of guilt but which acts as such for sentencing purposes.  Judge Robinson sentenced Bieber on three of the four counts to three years of community control. Bieber was also ordered to pay restitution of $2026.50 to the victims, to have no contact with the victims or their families, and to not operate a daycare facility.  In addition, Judge Robinson ordered Bieber to serve 180 days at CCNO on each of the three counts.  The sentences will run consecutively to one another.  However, 60 days was suspended on each count, leaving the aggregate time to be served by Bieber at 360 days.  Work release was granted.

The fourth count of the indictment was dismissed.

Chelsie can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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