Ohio police chief Barry Carpenter, 40, who was found guilty of being involved in a break-in at the home of Michelle Ross, 26 – the surrogate mother for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick – has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.
The Associated Press reports that upon announcing the sentence, Judge Solovan called prison time “a must”, and told Carpenter, “You have taken no responsibility or accountability for your actions”.
In November, the police chief was found guilty of receiving stolen property, theft in office and tampering with evidence, and was found not guilty of two counts of burglary and one count of unauthorized use of property of services. He maintains that the only reason he entered the surrogate’s home was because he noticed the front door was open and wanted to secure the premises. He claims he was only joking to photographers about offering to sell items belonging to Michelle.
Carpenter’s alleged accomplice, police chief Chad Dojack, will stand trial in January.
The surrogate mother gave birth to Matthew and Sarah’s twins, Marion and Tabitha, on June 22.