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Georgia Teen Torture: Incident Report Details Horrific Abuse

Multiple instances of torture alleged …

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Georgia police have released an incident report in connection with the horrific torture of a 19-year-old by a group of high school students. The report – provided to this news in response to an open records request – detailed the horrors that unfolded on the evening of March 21, 2023 to Trent Lehrkamp of Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

And on previous instances, apparently …

“I observed a white male lying motionless on a hospital bed hooked up to a ventilator, surrounding by (his father), (sister) and … stepmother,” the responding officer noted in the report.

According to attending nurses at Southeast Georgia medical center, “a white Jeep Wrangler four-door pulled up to the (emergency room)” at approximately 8:30 p.m. EST.

“Three occupants got out of the Jeep, saying that the male in the back seat (later identified as Lehrkamp) was unresponsive after drinking vodka and antidepressants,” the report noted.

Hospital staff found Lehrkamp “lying unresponsive with shallow breathing.”

They further observed his “clothes were soaked with urine” and that he had “spray paint all over his body and hair, with a small bruise on his left shoulder.”

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Lehrkamp was drawing only six breaths per minute when he was brought to the emergency room by the three occupants of the Jeep, who according to hospital staff “kept asking if they were free to leave.”

All three occupants left the hospital before police arrived at 10:40 p.m. EST.

“Trenton could not breathe independently, so they had to sedate him and put him on a ventilator,” the report noted.

His blood alcohol level? A staggering .464 – nearly six times Georgia’s legal limit of .08.

As this news outlet reported yesterday, Lehrkamp’s attackers recorded videos and posted photos to social media as they allegedly lured him to a home, bound him with duct tape, spray painted him, (including his face and eyes) urinated on him, defecated on him, waterboarded him, poured liquor down his throat and forced him to ingest drugs.

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Georgia teens pose for social media pictures during the torture of 19-year-old Trent Lehrkamp of Saint Simons Island, Georgia (Provided)

The alleged perpetrators are said to be students at Glynn Academy, a public school in Brunswick. Lehrkamp graduated from Glynn in May of 2022.

Lehrkamp’s mother – Jaymie Lehrkamp – passed away two years ago. His father, Mark Lehrkamp, is a financial advisor. Lehrkamp moved out of the home where he resided with Trent and his siblings in December of 2021 to live with his current girlfriend, Jamie Lee Linna.

Multiple sources familiar with the situation say Trent Lehrkamp has lived alone at this residence since his father moved out – taking his siblings with him.

According to the incident report, Mark Lehrkamp told investigators “this was not the first time (his son) had gone to the house (where he was abused) and returned hurt.”

“Last Friday, on the 17th of March, Trenton came home covered in WD-40, vomit, paint, glue, egg yolk and spray paint,” the report noted, citing Mark Lehrkamp as the source.

Mark Lehrkamp added that his son “seemed high or drunk” following the March 17 incident and that he previously “had to take Trenton to the emergency room because he came home with a severe laceration about his left eye that required stitches.”

According to his father’s statement to police, Lehrkamp goes to the house in question because he “has no other friends” and believes that when he is there he is “accepted and with people he thinks cares for him.”

Mark Lehrkamp added his son does not defend himself against his attackers because he “knows that since they are minors if he hurts them he will get in serious trouble.”

Police were provided with a location of the house where the most recent incident took place as well as “video and photos of past incidents with Trenton returning from the house.”

Astoundingly, as of Monday afternoon (March 27, 2023) no arrests have been made in connection with this attack – nor have any arrests been made in connection with any of the previous attacks against Lehrkamp. As noted in our prior coverage, several of the individuals alleged to have participated in this sadistic behavior reportedly hail from prominent local families. Fearing preferential treatment, many in the community have been openly critical of the police investigation – and of the belated local media coverage of the incident.

Once again, anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call 912-264-1333 or email tips to Glynn County’s silent witness email address.

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THE REPORT …

(Via: Glynn County Police Department)

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10 comments

Shannon Ireland Gordy Top fan March 27, 2023 at 5:50 pm

They waterboarded him! Skip the cost of Juvie. Send those boys straight to prison.

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Donna Mize Top fan March 27, 2023 at 6:34 pm

What’s his current condition? Will he have to press charges against these guys or will charges be filed without him pressing charges? Sounds like adult supervision is still needed at this home for this 19 year old and the other children there. This story leaves me with lots of questions….

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Kathie Garland Top fan March 28, 2023 at 10:06 am

My heart breaks for Trent. Why have no teens or parents been charged for their harassment and cruelty which apparently occurred numerous times? Are the police waiting on Trent’s family to press charges or is this another case of entitlement? It frankly sounds like Trent’s home situation was also very dysfunctional if he was living alone. Sad on all counts. Prayers for Trent’s recovery.

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jbl1a March 28, 2023 at 12:01 pm

Resounding proof that hate crimes come directly from a persons heart regardless of skin color, sex, sexual orientation, religion etc. This is why violent crimes such as this need to be dealt with to the fullest extreme of the laws.

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Anonymous March 29, 2023 at 1:11 pm

Well said

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Jennifer March 28, 2023 at 7:44 pm

So let me get this straight…
Lehrkamp’s mother (Jaymie Elizabeth Lehrkamp) died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems (according to her obit).

Then his father (Mark Lehrkamp) moved out of the home where he resided with Trent and his siblings in December of 2021 to live with his current girlfriend, Jamie Lee Linna.

Trent Lehrkamp is 19 years old and has NOT been diagnosed as autistic by a doctor, but he must have traits that resemble autism because many people assumed he was on the spectrum.
(For all I know, Trent hasn’t been diagnosed because his own Father hasn’t taken him to a proper doctor to know for sure).

So, in December 2021 Trent’s father Mark essentially abandons his child and takes ALL his siblings with him to live at his girlfriend’s (Jamie Lee Linna) house.

Trent has lived ALONE at this residence since his father moved out – taking his siblings with him.

That’s some pretty horrible parenting!

So I did some digging and according to a marriage announcement, Jamie Lee Linna married Benjamin Earl Burriss on Aug. 8 2009.

I looked at the FB page for Benjamin Earl Burriss and on September 8, 2021 he wishes his wife happy birthday and says “I love you baby.”

So Mark Lehrkamps wife dies “unexpectedly” on March 3, 2021 and moves in with his girlfriend Jamie in December 2021 even though Jamie’s husband is publicly saying “I love you” to Jamie only 3 months prior.

This is a very bizarre situation here.

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CongareeCatfish Top fan March 29, 2023 at 9:23 am

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is something really odd about all this that hasn’t quite made it to the surface. Like maybe the victim is a masochist of some variety AND maybe to some degree on the spectrum – again not sure but it just has that flavor to it.

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Diane Lehrkamp March 29, 2023 at 6:00 pm

This viscous inaccurate slanderous “report” is cruel at a time when we want to help Trent. You do not have any true facts from family. I do not intend to defend myself on facebook. He was not neglected.

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Rhiannon Rosenthal March 31, 2023 at 11:50 pm

The information provided by Trent’s father is ambiguous at best.

Why didn’t he report his son had been abused two times prior to the incident?

If this young man does not have autism, what has he been formally diagnosed with OR has he ever been diagnosed with anything? All the signs point to there being an issue with him, and it actually seems like the family wants to hide this fact. Why is that? A little bit of guilt and indeed, neglect maybe?

What about all the money for the GOFUNDME that has raised over 100,000.00 dollars – is the family going to hand this over to a third party to be in charge of it FOR TRENT because it sure seems odd to me that all this money being raised is a little over the top. First, the hospital bills will not be due for some time. Second, it is my hope that the father HAD insurance on Trent knowing that he had issues and most likely cannot care for himself. Third, it seems like the homeowner of the abuse will more than likely be the one to pay his hospital bills. So my question is, who is going to be responsible in making sure that TRENT and TRENT ALONE gets this money that people have contributed to him?

And lastly, does anyone know where Trent was living? Was he living in his maternal grandmother’s house?

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Diane Lehrkamp April 3, 2023 at 10:28 pm

Malicious lies to vilify the victim’s family. A hateful neighbor seems to be your source. Defamation.

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