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Amber Portwood, star of reality show 'Teen Mom,' gets five-year prison sentence

This Dec. 27, 2010 photo released by the Madison County Sheriffs Department shows Amber Portwood, Prosecutors in central Indiana have filed felony domestic battery and child neglect charges against the star of the MTV reality show "Teen Mom." (AP Photo/Madison County Sheriffs Department) CBS

This Dec. 27, 2010 photo released by the Madison County Sheriffs Department shows Amber Portwood, Prosecutors in central Indiana have filed felony domestic battery and child neglect charges against the star of the MTV reality show "Teen Mom." (AP Photo/Madison County Sheriffs Department)
This Dec. 27, 2010 photo shows MTV's "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood, who faced felony domestic battery and child neglect charges
AP Photo/Madison County Sheriff's Department

(CBS) ANDERSON, Ind. - MTV's "Teen Mom" reality star Amber Portwood was sentenced to five years in prison after asking an Indiana judge to reimpose her previous sentence from a December drug arrest.

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TMZ reports that Portwood appeared in court Tuesday morning when her attorney asked for leniency. But the judge was reportedly unmoved and insisted he had no choice but to enforce the terms of Portwood's prior plea agreement.

Portwood's five-year sentence had previously been delayed on condition that she complete a drug rehabilitation program. But Portwood reportedly gave up on the program and asked to go to prison instead.

The judge said he would refer Portwood to the Indiana Department of Corrections program, an incarceration-based treatment and therapeutic community program. Portwood will be given credit for time served in jail.

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