The notorious Georgia mom who allegedly hosted a boozy party for teenagers that included a totally nude round of Twister has escaped jail time. Rachel Lehnardt was reportedly sentenced to six years of probation, WRDW reports. Lehnardt, 35, must also pay $600 in fines and agree to drug and alcohol treatment.
Lehnardt reportedly first confessed to the incident during a conversation with her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, revealing she lost custody of her 5 children following the April 2015 party. The party, which took place in Evans, allegedly involved underage drinking, weed, nudity, and Lehnardt having sex with an 18-year-old party attendee.
"We believe in honesty," an AA sponsor not directly related to the case told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following the initial accusations. "Most likely the sponsor will guide the sponsee to go ahead and take care of the issue." Police at the time said Lehnardt "admitted to lewd acts in front of the group," with Lehnardt alleging that she eventually fell asleep and awoke to her daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend having sex with her. According to a police report obtained by Augusta Crime, Lehnardt also admitted to showing "pornographic" images:
Lehnardt also told her sponsor that she had shown her daughter pornographic photos, including photos of her and her current boyfriend having sex. The sponsor told investigators that Lehnardt has opened up about being a sexual deviant and porn addict.
Lehnardt was charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors but faced no sex-related charges, as the state's legal age of consent is 16.
In a subsequent statement to WSB-TV, Lehnardt's attorney argued that "many of the allegations" had been exaggerated:
Mrs. Lehnardt acknowledges that due to recent alcohol abuse she engaged in several acts of inappropriate conduct. Although, many of the allegations are exaggerated, she is extremely remorseful for what she allowed to occur in her presence and is obtaining professional and pastoral counseling to ensure that this conduct is never repeated. Mrs. Lehnardt intends to fully cooperate with the legal system to accept complete responsibility for her conduct and to fully atone for her actions. However, at not time did Mrs. Lehnardt sponsor or facilitate a party for underage minors.
"She was arrested for furnishing alcohol and marijuana to at least two 16-year-olds," a Columbia County Sheriff's Office representative told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution following the initial charges. "That was not just what the AA sponsor told us, but what was told to us was also corroborated by witnesses that were in the home."