Her probation was originally set to end in November 2015.
Lafave was facing 30 years in prison when she entered a guilty plea in March 2006 in a plea deal that allowed her to serve three years of house arrest followed by seven years probation.
No Trouble During Probation
The plea deal was offered because the mother of the victim did not want him to have to testify in open court. She did not want his name to be revealed in public records or shown on Court TV.
"To every extent, we believe Ms. Lafave has done everything the court ordered her to do and done it well," Lafave's attorney, John Fitzgibbons told the judge.
Lafave's only known trouble during her probation came when she was arrested in December 2007 for breaking her probation by talking to juvenile co-workers at a fast-food restaurant where she worked. It took the judge 11 seconds to rule that those conversations were not a violation of her probation.
House Arrest Sentence Shortened Too
In July 2008, Judge J. Rogers Padgett shortened Lafave's three years of house arrest to two years. It was part of her original sentence that her house arrest could be reduced if she had no violations during the first two years.
In October 2009, Judge Timmerman ruled that Lafave could have unsupervised contact with children after she completed a court-ordered sex offender program.
Judge Timmerman's ruling this week drew fire from prosecutors and the victim's family. Prosecutors said they planned to appeal the ruling because there was no provision in the original sentence for the probation to be terminated early; it was not part of the plea agreement.
Victim's Family Opposes Ruling
Meanwhile, the unidentified mother of the victim, who is now 21 years old, strongly disagreed with the judge's decision.
"I am absolutely positively against her getting early probation," she told reporters. "Just because she had twins is a ridiculous excuse. And she's tired of probation? What type of excuse is that? Her actions have forever impacted our family."
During the hearing, Fitzgibbons described Lafave as an "engaged mother of twins." Lafave was present at the hearing, but said nothing.
Debra Lafave No Longer on Probation