Fayette County Woman Now Facing Sexual Abuse Charges Along With Boyfriend

A Fayette County woman has now been arrested and charged on multiple felony counts of sexual abuse after allegedly sending sexually explicit photos of her with her boyfriend to two minor females.

April Dawn Lesher, 44, of Edmond, was booked at Southern Regional Jail on Aug. 10 after being arrested by members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Fayette County, from October-December 2020, Lesher, along with her 42-year-old boyfriend Billy James Keeney, sent photos of themselves engaging in sexual acts through a Snapchat group chat to two 17-year-old females. Keeney allegedly asked the girls through the Snapchat app if they wanted to come over and hang out.

“This message included an eggplant emoji and then the sweat droplets emoji,” the complaint continues.

In a separate incident from the same time period, Lesher and Keeney sent one of the female victims text messages asking her to engage in a “threesome” with them. The female also received two photographs of the couple engaging in oral sex.

Keeney was arrested and booked at Southern Regional Jail on March 17 on three felony counts of distribution and display of obscene matter to a minor, three felony counts of use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor, three felony counts of soliciting a minor via computer and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Lesher originally told officers that she did not know that Keeney had sent the explicit photos and messages to either minor victim, the complaint states. However, she told officers that he had told her he would use those photos against her if she ever pressed domestic violence charges against him.

Now, five months after his arrest, Lesher is facing the same charges as Keeney, with an additional two felony counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or person in a position of trust to a minor child. She is at Southern Regional Jail. Her surety/cash bail has been set at $50,000.


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