SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former La Jolla real estate agent has been sentenced to two years in San Diego County jail after pleading guilty to scratching and pinching eight babies and toddlers.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle Reports

San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Smyth on Tuesday ordered Lisa Hench to report for custody March 18.

City News Service says the judge may allow the 45-year-old mother of three to serve her time in a work furlough program so she can get mental health treatment during the day and be jailed at night.

Prosecutors say Hench pinched and used her fingernails to scratch the children after befriending their mothers in 2009.

Her attorney says Hench, who apologized to the mothers, needs help, not jail time.

The judge says doctors do not fully understand why she did it.

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Comments (5)
  1. Mini Mousekat says:

    Predator=jail time. Sorry, I dont buy the needing help thing (which she does) but not in LIEU of jail time. Stupid woman. Stay away from my kid!

  2. swhit says:

    How about a lengthy community service cleaning graffiti of off of buildings in Watts. Mental Health has not cured anyone so be aware folks she will be out and after more babies by the time they get through with her!

  3. silly silly says:

    No matter the reason for doing it – it is still abuse. Since the doctors do not have a reason for it they should keep her away from other children.

  4. monique says:

    I would of kicked her @$$#$$$$$$

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