Teenage Mom fans are seriously concerned after the judge rules in Ryan Edwards’ case

Ryan Edwards

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Former “Teen Mom” ​​star Ryan Edwards was convicted by a judge on March 14.

Former “Teen Mom” ​​star Ryan Edwards pleaded guilty to molestation on March 14. The three additional charges — possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and stalking — were dismissed on a plea bargain by the Hamilton County General Sessions Court judge, according to Gary Starnes court documents reviewed by Heavy. Edwards was given a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days in lieu of good behavior and was placed on probation for the harassment conviction.

Edwards – who was released from prison on $55,000 bail – was ordered to wear a GPS monitor. The Monitor lets his estranged wife Mackenzie Standifer know if Edwards is close and violating the protective order Ashley’s reality summary.

He was also scheduled to go to a rehab facility in Austin, Texas for at least 45 days. Although the judge recommended that he be treated longer, the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

“Forty-five days will do nothing but detox you,” Starnes said, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. “You have to stay down there between six months and a year.”

“You’ve struggled with this for a long time … Don’t screw that up,” Starnes told Edwards, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. “I will not hesitate to revoke your parole.”

Accordingly Us weeklyEdwards’ mother Jen accompanied him to his court date.

The former MTV star was warned not to communicate with his estranged wife Mackenzie Standifer, 26, “except as permitted by [the] District Court,” said legal documentation reviewed by Heavy. They have two children together, 4-year-old Jagger and 3-year-old Stella.

“No contact with the victim,” Starnes said, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. “No social media related to this victim… You’re all over the news. Anything you say or do there will be published, okay?”

Edwards is scheduled to appear in court again on April 20 for a status hearing, court documents say.

Standifer claimed Edwards, 35, threatened her in a phone call on February 8. “Ryan punched holes in the walls and doors. [He] held me by the neck against the wall. Threw me down the hall and said if he couldn’t have me, nobody could,” she said in an affidavit The sun.

Edwards was arrested on February 10. Police said he violated a protective order, according to a press release The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities discovered the alleged violation after Standifer went to police and said Edwards posted an intimate photo of her online and accused her of fraud. Edwards was charged with molestation, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

He was arrested a second time on March 1st. Police charged him with stalking and violating a protective order, according to a Hamilton County news release Sheriff’s Office.

Edwards and Standifer have been married since 2017. That same year, Edwards entered rehab to treat his heroin addiction. Since then he has completed several stays in treatment centers.

Edwards appeared in the first season of 16 and Pregnant with his ex-girlfriend Maci Bookout. The former couple share one child together, 14-year-old Bentley.

Edwards and Standifer starred with Bookout on Teen Mom OG until they were fired in 2021. Edwards briefly returned to Teen Mom: Family Reunion in 2023 before his arrest.

Fans were worried about the judge’s verdict

Teen Mom fans were concerned after the judge failed to award Edwards a prison sentence on his charges. A Reddit thread about the result received hundreds of replies.

One of the most popular responses came from a social media user who claimed the judge’s ruling wasn’t fair to Standifer. “Every damn day the courts abandon women and children,” the person said wrote.

“Color me shocked. That’s how courts work for DV victims and that’s why so many end up dead,” read another top comment. “I give him a month maximum before he leaves treatment. And I doubt if he’ll get any time at all. At most a slap on the wrist.”

“Anyone will shake their heads and act in complete shock when they inevitably end up killing someone, killing themselves, or both,” a third person written. “That’s exactly why female victims of domestic violence have such terrifying statistics.”

Another fan said they felt sorry for Standifer.

“She has been let down by the legal system and I dread thinking about how vulnerable she feels.” They write. “They could have used this case publicly as an example of how domestic violence is not accepted in society and the legal system protects the victims.”

Standfier filed for divorce

Standifer filed for divorce from Edwards on February 27 after six years of marriage, according to documents obtained by Us weekly And Ashley’s reality summary.

She was also awarded temporary custody of their two children, Us Weekly reported, citing court documents.

The divorce comes after Standifer accused Edwards of abusing her.

He has also made several derogatory posts about her on Instagram.

“How do I find the laziest fake pos person still using my name to make money and still failing to take care of the responsibilities you leave,” he wrote loudly on March 11 a screenshot of Heavy. “Now I understand why you’re struggling because you can’t bear to hear the truth. Pos, be mom and not shit.”

A month earlier he launched another vulgar tirade.

“If you’ve ever seen a spineless s***, this is it,” he wrote in a since-deleted post shared via Reddit. “They take your money. Sleep with everything that’s looking at her. But to do that, you have to have a wife. God what a joke. It’s really sad.”

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