Sentencing postponed for Kuna mom charged with sex with teen boys

June 20, 2013 

— Defense attorneys asked Judge Ronald Wilper for an extension until next week. Courtney Sue Reschke, 35, will be sentenced June 27 at the Ada County Courthouse. The original sentencing was scheduled for June 20.

Reschke is accused of having sex with up to eight underage boys last year. The boys were friends of her 15-year-old son.

The mother of three entered an Alford plea in May to six counts of lewd conduct with a child. An Alford plea allows the defendant to deny their guilt but acknowledges that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict.

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.

The mother of three faces up to life in prison for each count of lewd conduct. She will also have to register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors say that Reschke began having sex with the boys at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. She was arrested in November, and has been held in the Ada County Jail since on a $250,000 bond.

The sexual encounters happened at Reschke’s North Sourwood Avenue home. She provided alcohol for the boys during some of the encounters, and is also charged with seven misdemeanors counts of providing alcohol to a minor.

The six lewd conduct charges stem from incidents with one boy, prosecutors said. The other teenagers involved can make victim impact statements at the sentencing hearing, and the dismissed charges can still be argued as aggravating circumstances at the sentencing.

Reschke also has a 5-year-old and a 10-year-old, who prosecutors said were home while at least one of the encounters happened. All three children were taken into the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare after their mother’s arrest.

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