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Southern Indiana mom accused of hosting sex parties for teens and participating- WAVE 3 - Louisville, KY
Prosecutors in Clark County, IN say Mary Dennis took advantage of the classmates of her own children. Dennis is accused of providing alcohol for the kids and then allegedly having sex with at least seven minors, including oral sex with a 15-year-old.
According to prosecutors, they found out after the teens, who attend Silver Creek High School, started talking about Dennis and her parties. They say the news got around and Dennis was reported to Child Protective Services.
Dennis' own 13-year-old daughter told police she walked by her mother's bedroom at one point, and saw her having sex with a boy while two others watched. A 17-year-old boy told police he had a two-month relationship with Dennis. Prosecutors say Dennis admitted having oral sex with two different teens and said it was because she was going through a "crazy time in her life" and a rough divorce.
"I've been a prosecutor for over a decade now and, unfortunately, I still get amazed by some of the things that I see some people do," said Jeremy Mull, Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor. "And this is one of those cases where it's just really hard to believe what she was doing."
Mull says parents have so much to worry about with their children that one of the last things they should not have to worry about is their child going over to the home of a classmate and being victimized by the classmate's parent.
The legal age of consent in Indiana is 16, but Dennis still faces two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in the case of the 15-year-old and charges of neglect of a dependent.
Even though Dennis is cooperating with authorities and allegedly admitted to the crimes, Paige Gabhart, her attorney, told us his client is innocent until proven guilty.
Dennis is being held in the Clark County Jail on $50,000 bond. She currently has a trial date set for September.
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