A teenager's mother has been convicted in connection with the graffiti vandalism committed by her son and ordered to pay restitution, officials said Wednesday.
Yolanda Jeronimo, 43, was found guilty Friday of one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for failing to curtail her son's frequent tagging in the Van Nuys area.
Jeronimo, whose son defaced Grant High School with graffiti, was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Leland Harris to three years' probation and 100 hours of graffiti removal. She must pay $150 in restitution to the Los Angeles Unified School District and attend 52 sessions of parenting classes.
"We continue to hear from the community [and] from the schools that it's the parents' fault," City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said. "So our approach is to focus on the parent."