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Teen Victim, Family Plead for Leniency on Accused

Man who made her pregnant when she was 15 gets 6-12 months in county prison.

A Bethlehem teen-ager and her family pleaded for leniency for a man accused of getting her pregnant when she was 15, according to this report on The Morning Call’s website.

The reason: They want him to be a part of their lives and help raise the newborn child. As a result, Northampton County Judge Anthony Beltrami sentenced Ivan A. Alvarez-Lopez to six months to a year in the county jail, instead of a longer state prison sentence as a result of him pleading guilty to unlawful contact with the girl.

According to the report, family members called Alvarez-Lopez, 24, of New Jersey a good man who made a mistake and, if it were up to them, he would not have been charged.

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