Judge tosses plea in dad's stripper-pole party

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - December 5, 2009

The judge Friday ordered a February trial and sent Steven Russo to jail for stalking an ex-girlfriend.

The 37-year-old Bethlehem Township man had pleaded guilty to corrupting minors, providing them with alcohol and other charges for the December 2008 party.

He was charged after racy photos surfaced of students drinking and dancing at a stripper pole at his house.

Northampton County Judge Stephen Baratta sentenced Russo to three to 23 months in prison on the stalking charge.

Russo called himself a good man who loves his family.

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