posted on Apr, 20 2018 @ 01:21 PM
Erin Macke, the Iowa "mother" that left her four children home alone while she took a trip to Germany for two weeks has entered an Alford Plea and
received two years of probation. The children ranged in age from six to 12. Macke claimed to have made attempts to secure a babysitter before leaving,
but when she couldn't find anybody to watch the kiddos, decided the best thing to do was to leave them at home and go on the trip anyway.
When police came to the house to conduct a welfare check and were able to make contact with Macke, she more or less confirmed the above information
and then decided that the next best thing to do would be to hang out in Germany for another week because y'know, she's already there and everything
and Oktoberfest is way more important than her kids, legal troubles, or anything as insignificant as losing custody of said kiddos. Custody of two of
the kids was awarded to their father, while the other two kids are in limbo still. A no contact order was put in place, aside from supervised phone
Macke was charged with four counts of child endangerment and one count of making a firearm available to a person under 18, thanks to her decision to
leave a gun out when she left. The plea agreement saw the gun charge dropped entirely.
The judge urged Macke to get counseling in an effort to get the custody order modified, stating
"I believe these children need to have some sort
of direct contact with their mother as soon as possible,"
It's mind blowing to me that a judge can state their belief that children need to have contact with a "mother" who not only left them alone while
she took a trip across the globe for two weeks, and then didn't bother to come home for days after police contacted her about it, but then continues
to not acknowledge any wrong-doing on her part and blames the childrens' fathers for "fanning the drama surrounding this case." Yea, Judge, those
kids sure do need to be around that type of "mother."