Kuna mom takes plea deal in teen sex case

kterhune@idahostatesman.comMay 2, 2013 

Courtney Sue Reschke

ADA COUNTY JAIL

A trial for a Kuna mother accused of having sex with up to eight teenage boys will not take place in early May as scheduled.

Courtney Sue Reschke, 35, accepted a plea deal that required her to plead guilty to six felony charges of lewd conduct with a child under 16. Reschke was originally charged with 11 felony counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16, and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor between the ages of 16 and 17. Lewd conduct is punishable by up to life in prison for each count. Reschke will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.

All six charges stem from incidents with one boy, Prosecutor Jean Fisher said.

The other teenagers involved will make victim impact statements at the sentencing hearing, and the dismissed charges can still be argued as aggravating circumstances at the sentencing, Fisher said. All of the boys were friends of Reschke’s oldest child. Reschke was arrested in November, and remains in the Ada County Jail. Her three children, including a 5-year-old and 10-year-old, were put in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare when she was arrested. Reschke also entered Alford pleas in seven misdemeanor counts of providing alcohol to a minor. An Alford plea allows the defendant to deny their guilt but acknowledges that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict. A psychosexual evaluation was ordered for Reschke last week.

“The evaluation will assess her future risk for sexual offenses and amenability to treatment,” Fisher said. The test will also help determine restrictions and treatment options. Reschke’s sentencing has been set for June 20.

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