A former NFL cheerleader who allegedly tried to perform oral sex on a 12-year-old boy took a plea deal that will spare her jail time. […] Garner was arrested on March 14 on charges of aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for rape of a child. Those charges were later reduced to a single felony count of reckless endangerment. According to the terms of the plea deal, Garner must attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings two times a week, undergo regular drug testing and have no contact with the alleged victim or his family. If Garner stays out of trouble for 18 months, the reckless endangerment charge will likely be expunged from her record, the court clerk said.
Not only does Garner receive no prison time, but she will also have the assault wiped from her record. It is difficult to imagine a man receiving similar treatment, particularly after getting a child drunk.
I am curious as to why the prosecutor accepted such a toothless plea deal. It is possible that the victim wanted nothing more to do with the case. It is also possible that the prosecutor had little evidence to work with. However, the dropping of the sex offense charges smacks of trying to get the case done and over with.