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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- An accused child molester who police say cut off her home incarceration monitoring bracelet says she was camping before turning herself in.
Juanita Fisher faced a judge this afternoon. Her new charge is escape, but she has a number of other charges including child molestation of two relatives, incest, obstruction of justice and other sex related charges.
The 35-year-old remained calm in court Monday afternoon.
She was on home incarceration and was set to appear in court Friday, but never showed up. At that time, a plea deal was on the table for a 30 year sentence, but prosecutors say now the deal is off. Police say she cut her tracking device from her ankle. She says went camping, but wouldn't say where.
Prosecutor Linda Rose Lamping says, "Molest is an A felony. There were other items attached to it. The total sentences could well go beyond the normal life span of a person."
Lamping says Fisher could face additional charges including theft for taking her roommate's credit card. But Fisher denies doing that.
Her bond was set at $150,000 for the child molestation and other sex charges. She was ordered to have no contact with children and the victims. Fisher's trial is scheduled for March.