Hester: Be merciful, allow me to be a father
Jordan Hester, former beverage manager at Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana restaurants in Raleigh, asked a judge for leniency in sentencing after pleading guilty to our felony charges of secret peeping.
I take full and unequivocal responsibility for my actions. I am deeply sorry for the suffering I have caused. My crimes took place 10 years ago. In that time I've become a father and a husband. I asked the court to please consider the impact on my son and planned future Children if I'm forced to register as a sex offender. My partner, my parents and my Children were not a party to my crimes and they would suffer terribly from my being forced to register. I ask your honor to please be merciful and allow me to be a father to my Children.