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Woman caught naked with teen wrestler ordered to hospital

FARGO, N.D. – A woman caught naked with a 14-year-old boy in a motel room was not criminally responsible for the act because of her mental state, a judge says.Tonia Marie Swiggum, 20, of Lake City, Minn., was arrested in July at the Rodeway Inn on charges of inappropriate contact with the Colorado boy, who was in town for the USA Wrestling tournament. After lying naked with him in bed, she danced and posed nude while the boy’s 17-year-old teammate videotaped her, the boy told police.Colorado State Wrestling Director Mohammed Babi called the incident a “black eye” for Fargo and North Dakota and said some parents might keep their children home from the next tournament. Swiggum should have been stopped before she met the Colorado boys, Babi said.After Swiggum’s arrest, two doctors evaluated her and concluded she could not understand that her actions were wrong, said her attorney, Mark Friese. On Monday, she pleaded not guilty for lack of criminal responsibility to four felony counts, including gross sexual imposition.Assistant State’s Attorney Aaron Birst did not contest the medical opinions, and East Central District Judge Frank Racek accepted the plea.Swiggum will go to the State Hospital in Jamestown for evaluation, then return to court so Racek can hear recommendations for long-term treatment.Babi said the city should have had agreements with hotels and motels to better screen suspicious women. Colorado will return next year, but the boys who got involved with Swiggum will be on probation, he said.North Dakota State University plays hosts about 4,000 contestants each year for the eight-day Junior and Cadet national tournament.—Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com


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