Mary Marie Dennis, 39-year-old Floyds Knobs, Indiana, mother has pleaded guiltyto sexual misconduct with a minor and to neglect of a dependent in connection with a parties she hosted for teens.
Dennis, who was 38 at the time of the incident, will receive a four-year suspended sentence and will be on probation in exchange for pleading guilty to sexual misconduct. For neglect of a dependent, she also is to be given three years in jail, of which she is expected to serve 18 months, during which she is expected to be on work release during the day from the Clark County Jail.
Dennis also will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years and will be on strict probation. She can have no contact with minors except her daughter, who accompanied her in court last Tuesday.
The plea agreement states that Dennis fondled a 15-year-old male juvenile and provided alcohol to her then-13-year-old daughter, who was present during her “sex parties.”
Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Brittany Blau said Dennis also had sexual relationships with three 16-year-old males and a 17-year-old male, all above the legal age of consent in Indiana. One relationship reportedly lasted about five months.
Dennis’ home address is listed as Floyds Knobs, but she was living in Clark County at the time of the allegations. The daughter reportedly told police she once walked by her mother’s bedroom and saw her having sex with one boy as two others were watching.
Dennis told investigators she had been struggling through a divorce from a long-term marriage and began having issues with alcohol. The first party she hosted was in September 2009, according to a probable-cause affidavit. She was arrested in April 2010.