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Woman Gets Probation in (Senator)Stabenow Spouse Sex Case
My Fox Detroit.Com ^ | August 12, 2008 | Fox News 2 Staff, Taryn Asher

Posted on 08/13/2008 10:05:13 AM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer

TROY, Mich. (AP) -- A woman accused of having a paid sexual tryst with the husband of Michigan U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow has been sentenced to probation on a lesser charge.

Alycia Martin was sentenced Tuesday to six months’ probation. The 21-year-old’s record will be expunged if she successfully completes her sentence.

Prosecutors dropped a prostitution charge against the Westland woman in June. She pleaded guilty to trespassing.

Investigators conducting surveillance Feb. 26 at a Troy hotel stopped then-46-year-old Thomas Athans. They say Stabenow’s husband acknowledged meeting Martin through the Internet and paying her $150 for sex.

Authorities didn’t charge Athans.

Martin told the Detroit Free Press she’s glad the case is behind her.

Click on the video link below to watch Taryn Asher's report

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/sidebar_video.jsp?contentId=7192788&version=1&locale=EN-US


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 110th; alyciamartin; athans; corruptdems; debbiestabenow; frankcusumano; mi2008; stabenow; thomasathans
US lawmaker Senator Debbie Stabenow's spouse Thomas Athans was the "john" in this case and he wasn't arrested or charged. Why?
1 posted on 08/13/2008 10:05:14 AM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

She must have been a lousy hooker!


2 posted on 08/13/2008 10:08:30 AM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Gun control is being able to hit your target!)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

And what did the man get, a nasty slap on the wrist?


3 posted on 08/13/2008 10:08:55 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

They do that here. In any event, Stabbincow’s hubby had no license or proof of insurance when he got pulled over. No ticket.


4 posted on 08/13/2008 10:10:23 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Hi Heels

My wife was busy doing to the country what she should have been doing to me defense.


5 posted on 08/13/2008 10:12:27 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: grellis

ping


6 posted on 08/13/2008 10:13:19 AM PDT by magslinger (A politician who thinks he is above the law is actually beneath contempt.)
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To: Devilinbaggypants
Innocent

7 posted on 08/13/2008 10:13:33 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Somebody received a big bribe?


8 posted on 08/13/2008 10:19:24 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Stabenow is un-uhmable.

Can’t blame anyone who’d go after something else.


9 posted on 08/13/2008 10:24:08 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Having seen Stabinow in person, I’m gonna have to give her hubby a pass on this.


10 posted on 08/13/2008 10:26:19 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Westlander

Sorry, but ewe...

That girls completely made up and that’s the best she can look?? She’s not fugly, but hardly innocent.. could land a C130 on that forehead.


11 posted on 08/13/2008 10:28:46 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Westlander
So he did get special treatment? Sort of burns me up that the lawmaker's husband can't abide by the law and the usual consequences for John Q public all go away for both (Athans) Mr. Stabenow (sarcasm) and his wife Senator Debbie (Stabenow).

Is there no equality there in MI? (thinking also of murdered exotic dancer Tamara Greene who danced at a party at the mayor's mansion and ended up in the hospital the same night, and later killed, and the high and mighty Mayor Kilpatrick host of party, charged with perjury and other offenses, but still Mayor of Detroit)

12 posted on 08/13/2008 10:32:48 AM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: Hi Heels

No, you have to pay extra for that.


13 posted on 08/13/2008 10:33:52 AM PDT by BykrBayb (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain. ~ Þ)
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To: Malsua
they look pretty evenly matched in the UGH dept.


14 posted on 08/13/2008 10:36:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Westlander

Just looking at her...you know she’s nasty!


15 posted on 08/13/2008 10:36:54 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: HamiltonJay

Sorry but...

video link shows the girl is remorseful and admits to her mistakes. She is definitely getting her life back on track and trying to become a better person. Her words and tears are genuine from what I can see and hear. I think she he should be given a lot of credit for her efforts of the last few months instead of put downs.


16 posted on 08/13/2008 10:40:56 AM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: xsmommy
Guilty and Guiltier!
17 posted on 08/13/2008 10:43:00 AM PDT by maggief
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To: HamiltonJay

Just think of that forehead as a splashguard for bukake.


18 posted on 08/13/2008 10:44:01 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: maggief

LOL! unfortunately there is NO INNOCENCE whatsoever in that duo!


19 posted on 08/13/2008 10:44:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Both look like they lost the gene lottery but the nozzle on the right looks as if his mother is standing next to him.


20 posted on 08/13/2008 10:45:28 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Malsua

i did think he looked a bit younger but wonder if he would look as young without the rather obvious rug he is sporting.


21 posted on 08/13/2008 10:47:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Westlander

That is the funniest thing I’ve read on FR in a week. LMAO!


22 posted on 08/13/2008 10:47:21 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("You don't eat meat, and drive electrical cars. Ur so gay, you don't even like boys.")
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To: CholeraJoe; Westlander

leave it to you to laugh at that! ; )


23 posted on 08/13/2008 10:49:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Mr. Cow must live in Edward’s America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Athans

Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act. Athans, 46, was not arrested or charged, but agreed to fully cooperate with police in their investigation of Internet-based prostitution at hotels in the city, according to the report. Athans was pulled over by police on I-75 minutes after leaving the Residence Inn on Livernois, just east of I-75 and south of Big Beaver, the evening of Feb. 26. He was driving a Cadillac DeVille registered jointly to him and Stabenow at their address in Lansing. He was ticketed for driving on a suspended license. When questioned during the stop, he acknowledged he had been at the hotel with a woman he met on the Internet. On further questioning, he acknowledged he had paid the woman $150 for oral sex.


24 posted on 08/13/2008 10:52:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: HamiltonJay

She just has a receding hairline.


25 posted on 08/13/2008 10:53:06 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: maggief

okay she’s 58, he’s 46, there is a big age diff, but he is no prize AND an adulterous lout to boot. they probably deserve each other.


26 posted on 08/13/2008 10:55:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: maggief

he is the second mr stabenow, she married him in 2003, he knew what he was marrying 5 years ago, not like she went to pot overnight or anything!


27 posted on 08/13/2008 10:57:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Sorry, but the judgement in the message was “INNOCENT” based purely on her looks, and I was responding to that.

I have not made any judgement of her as a human being, she could be a saint for all I know or care.

I bear her no ill will, and I have no doubt she’ll be able to meet Mr right for her someday.


28 posted on 08/13/2008 10:57:55 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: WmShirerAdmirer
he wasn't arrested or charged. Why?

IIRC he agreed to testify. Also, sentences for this tend to be light just about everywhere.

29 posted on 08/13/2008 10:59:22 AM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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To: xsmommy

30 posted on 08/13/2008 11:01:24 AM PDT by maggief
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To: xsmommy

I’m amazed you know about bukkake.


31 posted on 08/13/2008 11:02:18 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("You don't eat meat, and drive electrical cars. Ur so gay, you don't even like boys.")
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To: HamiltonJay

...”could land a C130 on that forehead.”

A keeper...


32 posted on 08/13/2008 11:05:58 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: CholeraJoe

well clearly i learned what it was on FR, which “enriches” my life immeasurably on things i would never have heard of otherwise!


33 posted on 08/13/2008 11:06:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Mashood

see http://www.alyciamartin.blogspot.com/ for her transformation, it’s remarkable!


34 posted on 08/13/2008 11:08:49 AM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: HamiltonJay

My apologies, I misunderstood you.


35 posted on 08/13/2008 11:15:27 AM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: maggief

From L to R.

Guilty.

Not Guilty.


36 posted on 08/13/2008 11:59:27 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

Why is it that we have laws? Seriously, what's the point???

37 posted on 08/13/2008 12:14:21 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: swain_forkbeard

I’m sorry, but clearly not guilty.


38 posted on 08/13/2008 6:38:50 PM PDT by BobL (http://www.brusselsjournal.com/blog/4556 (here is where the real Europe is going))
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To: WmShirerAdmirer; grellis

Thanks for posting the link to her blogspot. Hooray Alycia Martin for trying to turn your life around! Thanks to all of her supporters, family, friends and attorney and his wife...who are trying to help her.

Tom Athans should’ve known better, but I hope that he can turn his life around, also.


39 posted on 08/13/2008 9:27:09 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: grellis
Why is it that we have laws? Seriously, what's the point???

Great question, grellis. It sure seems like selective enforcement of laws. Too much discretion given in plea bargaining & sentencing.

Thanks for all of your pings.

40 posted on 08/13/2008 9:31:52 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: xsmommy

that is an old picture. She is much LARGER now!


41 posted on 08/14/2008 5:45:50 AM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: 70th Division

he married someone 12 years older than him, not when she was some HOT MAMA [if that was ever even the case, which i somehow doubt!] but 5 years ago. he had no illusions about what he was getting.


42 posted on 08/14/2008 5:51:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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