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Posted: 4/1/2006 1:34:01 PM EST

Judge To Mom: 'No More Sex'

POSTED: 6:20 pm EST March 31, 2006
UPDATED: 6:41 pm EST March 31, 2006

SHARPES, Fla. -- A Brevard County mother accused of killing her own child is facing unusual sanctions.

A judge has ordered her to not have sex, WESH 2 News reported.

Prosecutors say Jaclyn Helsel, 20, gave birth to two babies just seven months apart, and they said she threw the second one out with the trash. So, a judge is trying to make sure she does not get pregnant again.

Helsel was originally ordered held without bail, but she was released on Friday morning after a judge agreed to a $35,000 bail.

WESH 2 News was there when she was released from jail on Friday, but she refused to comment.

Last month, Helsel was arrested on a charge of aggravated manslaughter after the premature birth of a baby. Prosecutors said she failed to get any medical attention for the newborn boy, who was born at home and then put in the garbage dead.

"It's something that is very tragic and unnecessary in this case," said prosecutor Julia Lynch.

Helsel had to do more than satisfy the $35,000 bond. She had to agree not to have sexual intercourse, and to not even associate with any male over the age of 15 unless she's supervised.

"It's reasonable because it will prevent another unwanted pregnancy," Lynch said.

Lynch pointed out that Helsel was already the mother of two when she got pregnant again, and her second child was only 7 months old when the third baby was born.

Lynch said Helsel is not a naive teenager, but an experienced adult who must be held fully responsible for what she did. Lynch said she's comfortable with the release, even though the terms are difficult to enforce.

"Sometimes enforcement can be difficult, but we usually find that when somebody does violate it, it is brought to our attention," Lynch said.

Helsel left the jail with her mother, who said she did not know about the latest pregnancy. As for Helsel's two other children, they are in the care of the state Department of Children and Families.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:35:28 PM EST

Yeah...that is going to work all of 2 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:38:22 PM EST
Why don't they put in implants of birth control? I paid for implants for my little sister after she had a baby when she was 16.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:16:54 PM EST
My wife must have appeared before that judge without telling me.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:20:08 PM EST
The judge could surely have ordered birth control, like those progesterone shots you get twice a year or something. That would be more realistic than just saying 'don't have sex'.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:23:00 PM EST
birth control


a father's stitch

both prevent babies, but only one prevents intercourse
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:34:06 PM EST
Yeah...............right........... thatl work.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:44:53 PM EST
gee, there's these really cool things called condoms. Theyve only been around say..... a hundred years (at least)
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:47:53 PM EST
so she was order to have sex with 15 year olds basically?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:48:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:50:53 PM EST
talk about unenforceable
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