Trent Lehrkamp, a 19-year-old teenager from Georgia, was allegedly tortured during a spring break hazing incident.
He was forced to drink an excessive amount of alcohol and eat hallucinogenic mushrooms at a spring break house party.
Furthermore, he was spray-painted from head to toe and soaked in other people’s urine. Lehrkamp ended up in the hospital and was on a ventilator.
Trent Lehrkamp Speaks Out
Lehrkamp has recently spoken out for the first time since the incident. He left a voicemail for WSAV, saying that it would take a long time for him to recover from the trauma.
He mentioned that he was alive and doing well, but it will be a while before he gets over this. He ended the message by saying that justice would be served.
Investigation and Police Involvement
The FBI joined the investigation into the alleged torture. However, no charges have been filed yet.
Police are referring to the incident as an assault.
Glynn County Police Department interim chief O’Neal Jackson recently stated in a press release that all the people in social media posts and photos tied to the incident have been identified.
The probe is ongoing, and the department has no tolerance for bullying and mistreatment of others.
Trent’s father, Mark Lehrkamp, informed the police that his son had dealt with repeated hazing and bullying by the same group of boys.
However, Trent continues to hang out with them because he has no other friends. Videos and photos of the alleged hazing were shared widely on social media, leading to anger and outcry from community members.
A crowd of hundreds of people held a vigil for Trent, where they demanded justice.