A mother has been accused of having sex with four underage boys she met through her ten-year-old son. Courtney Sue Reschke, from Idaho, is alleged to have plied the teens--all 15-years-old--with alcohol before having sex with them at her home. The 35-year-old met the teens through her oldest son who is aged ten. She was charged with two counts of felony injury to a child and felony lewd conduct with a child under 16.While I'm wondering what a 10 yo boy is doing having four 15-yo adult-males-in-training as friends, I find it interesting how ineffective the single mom card was in getting her out of this particular legal jam. Furthermore, while I was completely unsurprised to read that she is unmarried, and was willing to subordinate her children's needs to her own hedonistic self-gratification, I didn't anticipate that the comments to the article would be radically split along sex lines. Commenters with female names condemned her "technical rape" (underage + alcohol-involved) of the boys, while those with male or neuter names rhetorically high-fived the boys' "cougar" experience.
Police said the 35-year-old was engaged in a sexual encounter when her five-year-old child tried to get into the bedroom at her home in Kuna, Idaho. Detailing the sex romps that began at the start of the year, Fisher said: 'The five-year-old was attempting to get into the room to get the defendant's attention during one of these encounters and the defendant ignored her.
Reschke, who lists her status as 'single' on her Facebook page, is being held in jail after failing to raise $250,000 bail.
Prosecutors had wanted a bail of $750,000 but were told by Judge Cathleen MacGregor Irby that she would impose a lower limit. MacGregor did tell the mother-of-two that she is to have no contact with any children aged under 18 - including her own children. 'You'll need to make arrangements for your own kids because you won't be allowed to be around them,' MacGregor Irby said.
Reschke's lawyer David Stewart told the court she had lived in the area for seven years and is concerned about losing her job and not being able to take care of her kids if she remains in jail.
Does this hint at a double-standard in how the sexes view sex? Where women are more normative / idealistic and judge sexual behavior by these ideals, while men are more "realist" in their assessment of the parties involved in this situation?