Woman Allegedly Provided Teens With Alcohol
The New York State Police recently arrested Leslie M. Bonham, a 39-year-old woman from Lisle, New York for
providing alcohol to teenagers who were between the ages of 14 and 19.
18 Counts of Unlawfully Dealing With a Child
Due to the fact that Ms. Bonham allegedly gave alcohol to 18 teenagers, Ms. Bonham was charged with 18 counts of
"unlawfully dealing with a child."
Sixteen of the "underage drinking" incidents supposedly happened between June and August of 2013 at parties that
were hosted at Ms. Bonham's house.
The other two "drinking by minors" incidents took place in the village of Marathon where Ms. Bonham allegedly
bought alcohol and then gave the alcohol to two underage males.
Ms. Bonham is scheduled to appear in the Lisle Town Court on October 21, 2013. Ms. Bonham is also supposed to
appear in court in Marathon but her court date is yet to be determined.
Due to the fact that Ms. Bonham lives in a residence, it is highly likely that she is either employed and pays
rent or house payments or is living with someone who is employed and pays the rent or the house payments.
If Ms. Bonham is employed, she must have at least an "average" intelligence. The point: If Ms. Bonham has at
least an "average" intelligence, what could possibly motivate her to give alcohol to teenagers who were between the
ages of 14 and 19?
Indeed, how could Ms. Bonham have at least an average intelligence and remain unaware that providing minors with
alcohol is against the law?
It was reported that Ms. Bonham served alcohol to minors at parties that were hosted at her house. If Ms. Bonham
owns this house, doesn't she realize that she could lose it by supplying underage drinkers with alcohol?
More importantly, however, did Ms. Bonham honestly think that she was doing these teenagers a favor by giving
them alcoholic beverages?
How is it possible that Ms. Bonham is unaware of the harm and the health hazards that are associated with
Indeed, from a common sense point of view, if not from a moral perspective, how in the world did Ms. Bonham
justify providing teenagers as young as 14 years old with alcoholic beverages?
Is Ms. Bonham truly unaware of the host of problems that teenagers face when they become alcohol abusers and
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