Waukegan Man Takes Plea Deal After Sewing Son's Butt

Son had a fistula that needed medical attention at the time of the incident

Sunday, May 13, 2012  |  Updated 5:59 AM CDT
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Swopes was charged with aggravated battery and could have spent two to five years in prison.

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A Waukegan man who took a needle and thread to his son’s buttocks accepted a plea deal to stay out of prison, a report said.

Randy Swopes, 52, will serve 24 months of probation and 250 hours of public service for a 2008 incident involving his teenage son who has Crohn’s Disease, according to a Lake County News-Sun report.

The son was suffering from a fistula, an abnormal connection between an organ and another structure, which needed medical attention during the time of the offense, the report said.  Swopes opted to sew it shut himself rather than take the son to the hospital, resulting in an infection that put the teenage in the hospital for almost a month, said the report.

Swopes was charged with aggravated battery and could have spent two to five years in prison, according the report.

Assistant State’s Attorney Danielle Pascucci told Lake County News-Sun that Swopes accepting the plea is not a direct admission of guilt, but admitting there is enough evidence to convict.

See the Lake County News-Sun report for the full story.
 

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