After spending almost a year in jail, Joe Francis finally had his day in court. The Girls Gone Wild founderÂ pled no contest to charges of child abuse and prostitution in Panama City. It was there that a civil lawsuit wasÂ initiated by seven women who claimed they were underage whenÂ Francis' companyÂ videotapedÂ them during spring break inÂ '03. It's also the place where he was arrested for a contempt of court violation. He actually served the majority of his jail time in Reno, Nevada, where he's in trouble for tax fraud. That trial is set for August.
Until then, Francis is free to move about the country. But don't get your hopes up for a new batch of hotÂ young boobies just yetÂ — Francis is onÂ six months' "non-reporting" probation.