Carol Palomo Given Probation On Reduced Charges
A Casper woman no longer has to serve time in jail, in a case where she was accused of trying to lure children from an area park, and spitting on a police officer.
Forty-six year old Carol Palomo was given a one-year suspended prison sentence with six months of probation, after she entered an Alford Plea to reduced misdemeanor charges of breach of peace, interference and unlawful contact.
She was also given one year of jail time, which she has already served.
According to investigators, two potential victims were with their families at Washington Park last August, when Palomo starting talking to the children.
The children then later told police that Palomo was asking them to come with her to the bowling alley and offered them candy.
Prosecutors say she grabbed one youngster by the arm and tried to walk away with the child.
When Palomo was arrested, the officer says she spat in his face and hair.
She was sent to the state hospital in Evanston, for a mental evaluation and was put on court-ordered medication, but has now been released from that condition.
An Alford Plea is not an admission of guilt, but it acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence and testimony for a conviction.