Lindsey Ann Radomski, the Scottsdale yoga instructor accused of indecent acts with boys at a bar mitzvah party, has been found not guilty on all counts.
Radomski, who was 32 in March, 2015, when the party occurred, was accused in misdemeanor counts of flashing her newly enhanced breasts to seven boys, ranging in age from 11 to 15, letting them fondle them and of administering oral sex to one of the boys.
The party was held at the home of her employer at a Scottsdale yoga studio.
It attracted attention (and a lot of wisecracking about bar mitzvah gifts) nationally and even internationally because of the setting and circumstances.
During an unusually long trial for misdemeanor charges, seven weeks, Radomski testified that while she remembered flashing her breasts at the party, she remembered little else. She was drunk and blacked out, she said.
The boys, in their testimony, and the prosecutor in her closing arguments, said Radomski invited their advances, boasting about her augmented breasts, lifting her shirt and responding to one’s question (what did they feel like?) with an invitation to go ahead and find out.
Her lawyers argued, among other things, that the boys “attacked” Radomski while she was drunk and suggested, without demonstrating it as fact, that someone at the party had slipped her a date rape drug, GHB.
“She was drugged,” her lawyer, Jocquese Blackwell, declared during closing arguments this week.”She passed out and went to sleep. … In this case, Lindsey Radomski is the one who’s being charged when she was the one who was attacked.”
Blackwell also argued that she was wearing pasties on her breasts, a cover, however small, that under Arizona law makes the exposure not indecent as long as they shield her areolae from view.
“If an individual lady is wearing pasties, stick-on pasties . . . that individual can walk down the street in Scottsdale or any other street in America,” said Blackwell during his closing arguments, “and it’s not illegal.”
As no pasties were found at the scene of the party, the jury pored over an image of Radomski at the bar mitzvah looking for signs of them.
While the defense’s theory seemed to many bizarre, it apparently raised sufficient doubt in the minds of the jury to acquit her.
It deliberated only a few hours before doing so Wednesday.
It was one of the more unusual moments at an altogether unusual trial, in part because of its length, longer than the George Zimmerman trial, for example, and as long, not counting jury selection, as the trial of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, and in part because of its subject matter.