Georgia Teen Hospitalized After Being Brutally ‘Tortured,’ Forced To Drink By Other Teens At Party: Police
A 19-year-old Georgia man was hospitalized after a group of teens “tortured” him, including forcing him to drink, spray painting him and tying him to a chair, according to authorities.
On March 21, three juveniles dropped off Trenton “Trent” Lehrkamp at the hospital, gave the emergency room their names and then took off before police arrived, according to Glynn County Police.
Officers said Lehrkamp had a “high level of intoxication,” but they did not notice any other signs of injuries besides “the presence of spray paint.”
His intoxication was due to a mix of alcohol and controlled substances and he was nearly six times the legal limit when he was dropped off, officials said.
Trent could only take six breaths per minute and was put on a ventilator, authorities said.
On March 22, detectives executed a search warrant at a home on St. Simons Island and found evidence connected to the investigation. WAGA reported the Glynn County Police have identified the teens involved in the torture of Lehrkamp, but no charges have been filed.
According to court documents, Mark Lehrkamp, Trent’s father, said his son has been hurt in the past when he socialized with this group of teens. He said Trent “came home covered in WD-40, vomit, paint, glue, egg yolk and spray paint” on March 17.
Mark said another time Trent “seemed high or drunk” and needed to get stitches because he had a cut over his left eye, officials said.
He believes Trent sees this group of teens because he “has no other friends” and he thinks “he is accepted and with people he thinks cares for him,” WSAV-TV reported.
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Atlanta News First shared a photo that was posted to social media showing Lehrkamp tied to a chair with what looks like feces on his lap. His head is falling to the side and his body is covered in spray paint.
Another video was shared on Snapchat four days before his hospitalization, which showed the teens spraying him with a water hose.
Trent remains hospitalized and in a statement from his family, they said, "Trent is transitioning. He's beginning the next step of his care, and we ask that you continue to pray for Trent," WAGA reported.
Police said they are still looking to see whether there were any adults home during the incidents and the source of the alcohol.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Glynn County Police Department via phone or email: 912-264-1333 or email@example.com.
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