Courtney Sue Reschke Update: Idaho mom gets prison in underage sex case

An Idaho mother was charged with providing alcohol to and having sexual contact with four 15-year-old boys. The Idaho Statesman reports 35-year-old Courtney Sue Reschke appeared in 4th District Court on Dec. 3, 2012, on two counts each of felony injury to a child and felony lewd conduct. Prosecutors allege Reschke has had several sexual encounters with friends of her oldest child at her Kuna home since the start of the school year. Reschke's public defender sought her release without bond so she could keep her job and care for her children. District Judge Cathleen MacGregor Irby said Reschke's bond conditions include no contact with anyone under the age of 18, including her children. She was jailed on $250,000 bail.
Ada County Sheriff's Office
Courtney Sue Reschke
Ada County Sheriff's Office

(CBS/AP) BOISE, Idaho - Courtney Sue Reschke, a southwest Idaho mother, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with an underage boy last year, but will be eligible for parole after three, CBS affiliate KBOI reports.

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Sentencing was handed down Thursday in the case of the 35-year-old Reschke of Kuna.

Reschke was arrested in December after police said she gave alcohol to several high school boys and had sexual contact with them, according to the station.

She was originally charged with 11 felony counts of lewd conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16, and seven misdemeanor counts of dispensing alcohol to minors. She pleaded not guilty to all counts.

In April, five of the lewd conduct charges were dropped and she pleaded guilty to the other six counts. She entered Alford pleas to all seven counts of giving alcohol to minors, meaning she's not pleading guilty, but admits there's evidence that she did it, the station reports.

Prosecutors say Reschke was drinking heavily at the time of the incident and that all six of the lewd conduct charges involve sex with one 15-year-old boy.

In arguing for a lesser sentence, defense attorney Jonathan Loschi told the judge Reschke would benefit more from sex offender treatment than a long incarceration. Loschi told the judge a divorce, bankruptcy and money problem led Reschke down a self-destructive path.

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