Skip to comments.Woman [Had] Sex with Debbie Stabenow's (D, MI) Husband for Money Gets Jail
Posted on 02/06/2009 2:23:54 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
In tears, the Westland woman accused of accepting money for sex from the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., began serving five days in jail today for violating the terms of her probation.
The decision, said 52-4 District Judge William Bolle, effectively ends the case.
It's been a long ride for the 21-year-old Alycia Martin, who is now eight months pregnant and engaged, said her pro bono attorney Frank Cusumano Jr. Martin, who dropped out of high school in the ninth grade and has been on her own since she was in her late teens, is working at a fast food restaurant, has a driver's license and is working to get her GED. She also voted for the first time in November. But her gas and electric has been shut off and she struggles to buy necessities like food, clothing and baby supplies.
She is, Cusumano said, the most broke she's ever been - but also the happiest, because she's a contributing member of society and no longer involved in prostitution.
"My car breaks down every other day," said Martin, shortly before she was led away by an Oakland County Sheriff's Office deputy. "There's nothing I can do. I can't walk here. And I don't have money for gas most of the time."
Martin had been sentenced in August to six months of probation on a misdemeanor trespassing charge after she was arrested in a prostitution sting in February 2008 at a Troy hotel. Initially charged with misdemeanor prostitution, she was sentenced by Bolle under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which allows first-time nonviolent offenders ages 17-21 to have their records wiped clean if they successfully complete probation.
Bolle revoked that privilege this morning.
According to court officials, Martin had not showed up for mandatory drug and alcohol testing since September. Cusumano has repeatedly said Martin, who makes less than $100 a week and shares a car with other family members, cannot afford to pay for the testing.
Tom Athans, Stabenow's husband since 2003, was not charged in exchange for his assistance in the case. He never testified because Martin pleaded guilty.
"Alycia will get through this," Cusumano said. "She'll serve her time. I don't know why he'd throw her in jail, but it underscores the whole thing. There is a disparity between wealth and poverty.
"What does this say about the city of Troy?"
Just a reminder: Debbie Stabenow wants to shut down Conservative Talk Radio! This is a reminder of why!
“...said her pro bono attorney Frank Cusumano Jr. Martin, who dropped out of high school in the ninth grade and has been on her own since she was in her late teens, is working at a fast food restaurant, has a driver’s license and is working to get her GED.” Staff Writer
Yeah, I wouldn’t want to identify myself either if I’d written that.
One would have to be pretty ignorant to either marry or vote for that ignorant sl**.
Eliot Spitzer wannabe.
The girl is 21?
How young can you go?!
I bet this is giving Stabenow some ideas! Hopefully she has lots of money left in her campaign fund, ‘cause she’s “guilty” as sin! So no pictures please.
18, and you stay out of jail.
Did I hear that Fat Stabenow”s husband is the Head of AIR AMERICA??? Could they be THAT DUMB???
I guess this explains why this woman Stabenow is so damned mean.
Why isn’t the JOHN in jail also????
My guess is that having a US senator for a wife gave him a pass.
Plus, he’s a first-time offender, and she busted her probation. Though I still don’t think she should go to jail.
Maybe being married to that PIG is enough punishment.
Stabenow looks old enough to be his mother.
My wife is 15 years older than I am, but she looks very young (which is how we hooked up in the first place).
The name sounds familiar...
Oh Yeah! She’s the one who would:
make a law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.
NOW I know who you’re talking about.
Did she pay her taxes?
Did her husband pay his who*e?
Was that mean-spirited and not a good family value?
He is. And they are. :)
He (Tom Athens, the John) is a co-founder and former CEO of the liberal-progressive Democracy Radio, an organization that produced and supported liberal talk radio shows that formerly included the Ed Schultz Show. He is now the executive Vice-President of another liberal talk radio organization Air America.
She is 59, he is 46.
CONFLICT of INTEREST ring a bell....MAYBE??? geesh....yes, the VP of AIR AMERICA wants conservative talk radio to be silenced!!!
I don’t think either should be in jail, and i don’t think prostitution should be illegal. But if she is going, why not him?
Pish posh. That only applies to eeeeevil conservatives.
A feelgood story on a Friday afternoon - restores my faith in humanity :)
Hmmmm. Well, I will make no assumptions, being fully aware of how love can bite unexpectedly.
But seeing as how he is a bit younger than she, and knowing that he sought the companionship of a MUCH younger girl, I would guess that his entrance into this marriage was motivated by factors of the money/power variety.
But who knows.
Stabenow’s husband should get jail time for having sex with Debbie Stabenow. That sounds to me like an unnatural act in and of itself.
“How young can you go?!”
“18, and you stay out of jail.”
...or 16 in good ole Alabama !!!
LOL! I had never seen them together until today.
Mother and Son, fer Pete’s Sake! But then, my husband is three years younger than me. He needs to be, to keep up with me, LOL!
I heard her on the radio today talking about the "fariness doctrine" What a witch..
That'll get you this! :
Earth to Debbie:
Sounds as if you’re needed at home.
“Tom Athans, Stabenow’s husband since 2003, was not charged in exchange for his assistance in the case.”
Sort of reminds me of the Muslims burning prostitutes at the stake, while the john gets no punishment at all.
I’d say he traded up.
Oh, yeah. Big time. And for $150. Spitzer paid retail ;-)
Tom Athens, Debbie Stabenow’s HINO is HEAD of AIR AMERICA???? The JOHN is HEAD of something?? LOL!! talk about CHUTZPAH in trying to get conservative radio shut down!!
Like they say the senator is a decade older.\
Hope she’s good at her day job cause she quite obviously isn’t hitting home runs at home.
Ahem! I guess congratulations are in order for the Senator's husband.
I did a search. I used STABENOW. No results.
But by all means bring them all over here to chat. It’s Friday; we may as well have a Cocktail Party at the ‘RAts expense. :)
“Did I hear that Fat Stabenows husband is the Head of AIR”
that would be correct.
Isn't it 12 in Sheets Byrd's West Virginia? Or is that only allowed if they are related?
:’) Yeah, the search, it doesn’t work too well sometimes.
At least he wasn’t tapping his foot in a public restroom; otherwise, this whole thing might have gotten ugly.
I hope she got paid plenty, plus a large tip, considering where that fun gun had been fired previously.
Sometimes, I just feel sorry for an honest whore, the things they have to put up with to earn a living...but I wouldn’t want my brother to marry one.
Debbie Stabenow's support of the Fairness Doctrine makes a lot of sense now, doesn't it?
And they call Conservatives the fascists.
I've heard plenty of rumors which I won't repeat about the Dangerously Incompetent one, but I've never heard that rumor before.
Alycia is in jail and I visited her this morning. She was sitting all curled up and crying in the jail clinic holding cell with 4 other women. Last night, she went into false labor, and the jail personnel had to take her to the hospital. She was dehydrated and needed a saline IV. Alycia is nauseated and vomiting. The jail deputy said they would notify the Judge, but I told Alycia not to expect much compassion from the Judge. Nobody in Troy, from the top to the bottom, has ever cared about doing the right thing, so I doubt that anything will suddenly change. There is a strong message being sent to the prostituted persons of the lower class by this sentence. Accept your position and status, you will get no breaks in Troy. In fact, the letter of the law will be enforced against you. This is not the case elsewhere in the region. Judge Faunce in Warren and Judge Mack in Wayne, released Alycia from her fines (not prostitution related) because she was impoverished and did not demand “a pound of flesh.”
Last night, the “john” probably kicked back a few Manhattans in and passed out somewhere. “Duane Johnson” or whatever he calls himself today probably moved a few young women around and collected his $3,000 to $4,000 dollars. The Detectives, the Court Staff and all the City Attorneys and staff were out at cocktail parties, political fund raisers, or at at home with their families.
Alycia, well Alycia spent her night on a plastic bench in the Oakland County Jail throwing up because of accident of birth and being poor. Does this make any sense to even moderately critical minds? Alycia was not given an opportunity to cooperate against Athans.
You know Alycia when she was a small child used to sing at County competitions and fairs. Her sister says she was unbelievably talented singer. She also wrote poetry and had a book of poems. That book was taken from her by the pimp and she never saw it again. This whole thing stinks to high heaven.
Alycia’s story can be found at
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