March 30, 2023

USA: Teenager Tortured By So-Called "Friends". They Tied Him To A Chair Then Forced Him To Binge On Vodka And Magic Mushrooms, Urinated On Him, Spray Painted Him. Uploaded Video To Social Media.

Wealthy Glynn Academy students who tortured an autistic teen.
First Coast News published March 26, 2023: Reported hazing of hospitalized teen under investigation in Glynn County. Video appearing to show minors spraying teen with water hose prompts police investigation; GoFundMe says teen is in critical condition.
FOX 5 Atlanta published March 29, 2023: New details in horrific abuse of Georgia teen Trent Lehrkamp. Authorities in Glynn County share new details into the horrific abuse of Trent Lehrkamp, 19, who remains hospitalized after a group of teens reportedly forced him to guzzle vodka, tied him to a chair and urinated on him.
News4JAX The Local Station published March 28, 2023: Father of alleged Georgia hazing victim told investigators his son was just trying to fit in. A police report obtained by News4JAX reveals new details about a Glynn County teen who is recovering after an apparent hazing incident.
NewsNation published March 29, 2023: Alleged Georgia hazing: Family friend says Trent Lehrkamp has ‘long road to recovery’. The FBI is now helping the investigation into an alleged hazing incident in Georgia. Trent Lehrkamp, 19, was dropped off at a local hospital covered in spray paint and urine with a .464 blood alcohol level. A disturbing photo appears to show Lehrkamp unconscious, bound to a chair, covered in spray paint and other substances with four boys posing next to him. Erika Keller, a family friend of Lehrkamp, speaks with NewsNation senior national correspondent Brian Entin.

written by Andrew Dorn
Thursday March 30, 2023

Police in Glynn County, Georgia, are still investigating an incident that some community members are calling torture after 19-year-old Trent Lehrkamp was dropped off at a local hospital covered in spray paint and urine with a .464 blood alcohol level.

The incident, which was allegedly documented in social media posts, occurred last Tuesday at a party on St. Simons Island, a community of 15,000 off the Georgia coast.

A disturbing photo posted in a community Facebook group appears to show Lehrkamp unconscious, bound to a chair, covered in spray paint and other substances. Four boys are seen posing beside him.

Now, Lehrkamp’s family is calling for justice.

What happened?

Last Tuesday, Lehrkamp went to hang out with a group of people he considered to be friends, according to a Glynn County Police incident report obtained by NewsNation affiliate WSAV.

Just hours later, the 19-year-old was dropped off highly intoxicated and barely breathing at a hospital in nearby Brunswick. Three minors who drove Lehrkamp wrote their names on a piece of paper and left in a white Jeep, according to the report.

When Lehrkamp arrived at the ER, he was unresponsive and breathing just six times per minute. The report said he was covered in spray paint and his clothes were soaked with urine. The 19-year-old’s blood alcohol level was .464, more than five times above what law enforcement considers impaired.

Authorities are still investigating what happened at the party, but a social media post shows four boys standing around a man who appears to be unconscious, covered in spray paint and other items.

Has it happened before?

Mark Lehrkamp, Trent’s father, told authorities about two other attacks on his son that appear to be connected to the same group of teens, whose names are redacted in the incident report.

Just one week earlier, Trent had come home “covered in WD-40, vomit, paint, glue, egg yolk and spray paint,” his dad told police.

The week before that, Mark Lehrkamp took his son to the emergency room to get stitches after hanging out with the same group.

Mark said Trent continued to hang out with the group because “he has no other friends.”

Trent’s father turned video and photos of the previous incidents over to the police. Investigators also received a photo of a Snapchat message and a voice message explaining what happened to Trent.

Who is Trent Lehrkamp?

A neighbor, who said she has lived next door to Trent for more than eight years, described him as a “sweet kid” and a “big teddy bear.”

“(He’s) soft spoken, mild mannered, always polite, respectful and would always acknowledge seeing me or my husband out in our yard,” said Anne Dekle.

As of last Sunday, Lehrkamp was “stable but still in the ICU recovering and fighting through some lung infection from the aspiration,” according to an update on a GoFundMe page.

That same day, Trent was interviewed by authorities about what happened on the evening in question.

“Trent is transitioning — he’s beginning the next step of his care and we ask that you continue to pray for Trent,” the family said in a statement shared Wednesday.

Has anyone been arrested?

It’s been over a week since Lehrkamp was dropped off at the hospital, but authorities have yet to arrest anyone involved.

At a press conference Wednesday, Glynn County Police Interim Chief O’Neal Jackson said authorities have identified 11 juveniles in one of the incidents involving Lehrkamp and nine in another incident. Jackson said the department is still reviewing evidence.

“We can’t rush to judgment. We have to take our time on this,” Jackson said.

In a statement posted to social media Monday, Glynn County Schools acknowledged an off-campus incident that involved several “former and current students.” The school district said it was cooperating with the investigation.

The FBI is also helping with the investigation, according to reports.

How has the community responded?

On Monday, hundreds of people gathered outside the Brunswick hospital where Lehrkamp is recovering to demand justice.

“It’s been over a week and no arrests have been made,” community activist Theawanza Brooks told WSAV. “I’m glad the community has come together once again to stand up for what is right.”

A protest is scheduled for Saturday on St. Simons Island near the community’s pier.

Dekle said it’s a wealthy area where folks know each other and he doesn’t know why there hasn’t been an arrest.

“It just doesn’t seem right,” she said.
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Fox5 News, Atlanta local
written by Rebecca Rosenberg
Wednesday March 29, 2023

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - Georgia police announced Monday that the FBI has joined the investigation into the horrific abuse of Trent Lehrkamp, 19, who remains hospitalized after a group of teens reportedly forced him to guzzle vodka, tied him to a chair and urinated on him.

The shocking assault prompted hundreds of people to attend a vigil Monday night outside the Brunswick hospital, where Lehrkamp is recovering, to demand charges against his perpetrators, according to

Glynn County Police said in a press release that the FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) are helping conduct interviews and analyze electronic evidence related to the disturbing March 21 bullying incident that left Lehrkamp covered in spray paint and unable to breathe on his own.

A police source said earlier reports indicating that Lehrkamp is on the autism spectrum are not true.

Fox News Digital obtained an incident report that reveals Lehrkamp was victimized at the same St. Simons Island home just five days prior, according to his father.

Mark Lehrkamp told police that on March 17 his son returned from the same friend's house "covered in WD-40, vomit, paint, glue, egg yolk and spray paint."

A few weeks prior, Mark said he had to take his son to the emergency room after visiting the same friend's home because he returned with a "severe laceration" above his left eye that needed stitches.

Mark told police that his son kept going to the friend's home despite the abuse because he "has no other friends."

"He is accepted and with people he thinks care for him," Mark allegedly told police. The father said he had photos and video of all the past incidents of alleged assault.

The March 21 incident went viral after a Facebook post from an account called Glynn County Citizens on Patrol posted a photo of four boys posing around a man who appears to be passed out with his head slumped to the side and covered in items and substances.

The post identifies the victim as Lehrkamp and says the image was pulled from Snapchat. A second photo shows a man, also identified as Lehrkamp, on a ventilator in a hospital.

"These fine young men bound an unconscious and unresponsive boy to a chair, spray-painted him from head to toe, pissed on him, took a s--- in his lap and the list goes on and on," according to a caption above the photos on the Facebook page.

Police said they were investigating the authenticity of the images and that the boys in the photo were all minors.

A 10-second video clip, also posted to Glynn County Citizens on Patrol Facebook page, shows Lehrkamp seated in a chair at night, his head slumped over, as a hose is trained on him. Police confirmed that Lehrkamp is the victim in the footage.

The March 21 incident report says that three minors dropped off Lehrkamp at the Southeast Georgia Health Center around 8:30 p.m. and registered their names with the ER before leaving.

"[A hospital staffer] observed that Trenton's clothes were soaked with urine. Trenton had spray paint all over his body and hair, with a small bruise on his left shoulder," the report says.

Lehrkamp had a blood-alcohol level of .46% – nearly six times the legal limit for driving. He was placed on a ventilator.

Several of the minors involved are students at Glynn Academy, school officials confirmed to Fox News Digital.

Police responded to the hospital after Mark asked a security guard to call 911 and report an alleged hazing, reported

A GoFundMe account created two days ago has raised $73,866 to help pay for Lehrkamp's medical bills. Lehrkamp's mother died unexpectedly in 2021.

The Glynn County Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact them via phone or email: 912-264-1333 or

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