While most teenagers spend their spare time hanging out with friends and playing sports, three former Avon Grove high school students will spend their time picking up dog droppings and scrubbing toilets, urinals and bed pans at local senior centers and nursing homes.
A judge sentenced the three girls to the dirty labor after the trio pleaded guilty Monday to frosting a birthday cake for a classmate with human feces, according to the Daily Local News of West Chester. A fourth teen, a juvenile, also confessed to having a hand in making the cake, although she has not yet been sentenced.
Aside from cleaning toilets, 19-year-old Mayra Flores, 18-year-old Ana Mireles and Sandra Ortiz, also 18, will spend 22 months on probation.
According to the paper, an assistant principal at the school reported the crime on March 24 when a student told him that she, her mother and three siblings got sick after eating a cake that four of her peers had given her for her birthday.
The victim reportedly told the assistant principal that the cake tasted bad, so her family threw it in the trash. When it started to smell, the girl took it out and brought it to school with her.
The cake was taken to the state Health Department, where lab results found E Coli bacteria on it -- proof that human feces were present in the cake.
When questioned about the incident, the Daily Local says the group admitted to putting the feces – which was taken from a toilet in Ortiz’s home – on the cake as a prank.
Flores, Mireles and Ortiz were charged in June with recklessly endangering another person and conspiracy in connection with the incident. The juvenile was arrested around the same time and is now awaiting adjudication.
The Daily Local reports that the trio has agreed to testify against the juvenile.