Taking a Detour to Prison, Via the Sperm Bank

There's not wanting to go to prison.  And then there are steps people actually take to avoid jail.

A Connecticut woman chose artificial insemination, said a prosecutor.

In court Friday, prosecutor Howard Stein alleges that Ashby Dickinson, 37, of Easton, got pregnant to avoid prison.  He objected to any delay in her sentencing. 

Dickinson pleaded no contest to risk of injury to a child and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Judge Robert Devlin Jr. agreed to continue the hearing to Jan. 29 so Dickinson can give birth.

Dickinson must turn her child over to state officials after the birth, Devlin said. The baby is due on Christmas Day.

The state medical examiner was never able to determine how Dickinson's 7-month-old son, Nathaniel, died last year.

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