Woman in son's circumcision fight pleads in custody case

AP News
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 11:14 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was jailed in her fight against her son's circumcision can avoid additional jail time on a child-custody charge.

Thirty-year-old Heather Hironimus of Boynton Beach entered a plea Thursday allowing her to avoid prosecution for interfering with child custody if she doesn't land in trouble in the next year.

Hironimus had fled with her 4-year-old son to avoid the circumcision that the boy's father wanted and judges agreed should be performed.

She was jailed on a contempt charge, but freed after she agreed to the procedure. The child-custody charge was the last legal hurdle remaining for her.

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Hironimus' attorney, Richard Tendler, tells The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1K9eBzv ) his client "is relieved the matter is behind her and looks forward to moving on with her life."


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com