Update: Jessica Sierra to spend pregnancy in rehab

Update: TMZ reports this afternoon that Jessica developed a complication with her pregnancy on New Years Eve, necessitating her transfer from jail to a nearby hospital where she was treated for "severe bleeding." Fortunately, both Jessica and the baby are said to be fine.

Originally posted Jan. 7th: A pregnant Jessica Sierra will spend a minimum of one year in rehab at the Pasadena Recovery Center — where she’ll be treated by Dr. Drew Pinsky — for violating the terms of her probation on an earlier drug offense. The sentence was issued earlier today by Judge Daniel Perry in a Tampa courtroom; Jessica has been held in a Hillsborough County (Fla.) jail since Dec. 1 when she was taken into custody on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges. Just one week prior to the incident, she was placed on probation after pleading no contest to charges of felony battery and cocaine possession.

Dr. Drew is already aware of Jessica’s addiction issues, having treated the 22-year-old American Idol finalist as part of his VH1 show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In a statement to the court, Dr. Drew said that the situation is quite dire, telling Judge Perry that Jessica’s "survival is in question." Her father Joe Sierra seems to agree, telling People,

She’s in jail, she’s pregnant, what else can go wrong?  Let’s hope that’s it. …The rest of it is up from here. That’s it, it’s all up from here.

The baby will be Jessica’s first child. After her stay in rehab, she will be subject to three years of additional probation and random drug and alcohol testing. She will also be required to obtain a full-time job.

Sources: People, TMZ

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