… in other strip club news
Justice Timothy Alden found sufficient evidence for the case against Moreau resident Judy H. Viger to proceed to trial.
Viger, 33, faces five misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with a party she organized for her son last Nov. 3 at Spare Time Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls. As many as 50 young people were present.
He has said there was no intent on Viger’s part to subject the teens to behavior that might endanger their welfare, and insufficient evidence to prove the charge.
In an eight-page decision released Wednesday, Alden rejected those arguments, setting the stage for a trial in the highly publicized case.
At issue was whether the teens’ exposure to the dancers could have damaged their “physical, mental or moral welfare.”
“While the defendant has no apparent prior criminal history, the court does not find that the factors rise to the compelling nature that require the court to dismiss in the interest of justice,” the judge wrote.
Viger is due back in Moreau Town Court on Oct. 31. The charges are punishable by up to 2 years in Saratoga County Jail.