Mom Pleads Guilty to Forcing Beer, Cocaine on Kids

Four-year-old told police he likes Natural Ice and Budweiser.

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Thursday, Oct 20, 2011  |  Updated 10:03 AM EDT
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Juliette Dunn, left, and Lisa Jefferson, right, are accused of giving young children beer and cocaine.

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A Connecticut woman accused of forcing her 4-year-old son to drink beer and giving her 10-month-old daughter beer and cocaine pleaded guilty on Wednesday. 

As she appeared in court, Juliette Dunn, 29, pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child under the Alford Doctrine, which means she doesn't agree to the facts but agrees that the state has enough evidence to win a conviction, the Connecticut Post reports.

A companion, Lisa Jefferson, 33, pleaded guilty to the same charges.

About four months ago, on June 28, a neighbor waved down police and told them she saw Dunn feeding her kids beer in the Success Village playground, according to the arrest warrant.

Both children were taken to the hospital, where tests came back positive for alcohol and the 10-month-old tested positive for cocaine, the warrant states.

Dunn told police that Jefferson gave her son a bottle of beer every day, according to the warrant.

When the boy met with a social worker, he said he likes "Natural Ice" beer and "Budweiser" beer, but didn't like the taste of "Dog-Bite" beer.

The children were turned over to the Department of Children and Families after the arrest. Custody has not yet been decided.

It was not known if either woman is represented by a lawyer.

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