Greece teenager charged following Amber Alert appears in court

Updated: 07/31/2014 5:32 PM
Created: 07/31/2014 3:33 PM WHEC.com

The Greece teenager, who was the subject of an Amber Alert last June, has had some of her monitoring requirements let go.

Cassidy Geffert appeared in court Thursday and was told by a judge that she will no longer have to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. However, she will still be monitored under supervision and has to abide by a curfew.

Representatives from pre-trial services say Geffert has been 100 percent compliant with her monitoring and has undergone a mental health evaluation. The teen's attorney says Geffert has received a number of letters from the community supporting her. 

Sarah Wesley, Geffert’s attorney, said, “She's smart, she's talented, she's kind and she's typically responsible. I think what this comes down to is one bad day. We are all entitled to have a bad day here and there. Thankfully, nothing more serious came out of it.”

Police say Geffert say she stole a gun from her home and left a fake abduction note with blood on it. That set off a massive search. Police found Geffert unharmed hours later at a motel in Brockport.

The judge also is allowing Geffert to go on vacation with her family. 

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