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A girl from Liberal charged with harassment of other teens through a video she posted on Facebook pleaded guilty this week to an amended charge of peace disturbance and received probation.

Tariah Sprouls, 18, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor offense Wednesday in Jasper County Circuit Court in a plea deal with the prosecutor’s office. Associate Judge Joe Hensley accepted the plea agreement and granted the defendant a suspended imposition of sentence with two years of probation.

Jasper police Chief Chad Karr originally sought felony charges against Sprouls in connection with a video that labeled more than a dozen males — both minors and adults living in Jasper and Barton counties — with a vulgar term for a male who sleeps with women without wanting a relationship or assuming any responsibility for their actions.

The prosecutor’s office charged her with misdemeanor counts of harassment instead and ended up allowing her to plead down to peace disturbance.

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