― The man who sewed his teenage son's butt won't be going to jail. 52-year-old Randy Swopes has accepted a plea deal instead. Swopes from Illinois will be put on 24-months probation and have to do 250 hours of public service. The incident took place in 2008 and his son was 14 years old at the time. ∙ So why did he take a needle and thread to the teen? ∙ Swopes' son suffers from Crohn's Disease. It's an autoimmune disorder that causes one's own immune system to destroy healthy [...].