The man responsible for sending one underage “Dance Moms” star "harassing" packages last year is going to serve time behind bars. Phoenix Sundown plead guilty in court Tuesday and a San Diego judge sentenced the 37 year old to three years in prison.
Sundown plead guilty to sending harmful material to a minor with the intent of seduction, NBC San Diego reports. According to TMZ, Sundown was initially charged with four counts of distributing harmful matter to a minor. NBC reports that Sundown also plead guilty to one charge of animal cruelty after a YouTube video showed him lighting a mouse on fire.
“Vote Hilary Clinton for President,” Sundown is reported as saying after a judge asked him if he would like to comment before his sentencing. Sundown is also said to have made a comment about the late Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson.
In September 2015, Sundown sent several packages to 12-year-old “Dance Moms” star JoJo Siwa. The packages were deemed suspicious by postal workers in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and a bomb squad was called to investigate. The boxes, which one postal inspector told WTAE contained “harassing, stalking items,” were destroyed with a water cannon.
“Dance Moms” follows several young performers and their mothers as they navigate the competitive world of dance. Lifetime premiered the sixth season of the reality series earlier this month.