A Georgia man beat his thirteen-yr-previous stepdaughter, pressured her to eat cat meals, made her bathe in peroxide and required her to finish merciless duties as punishment throughout years of torture throughout which she was typically made to attend faculty in urine-soaked garments, authorities stated.
Rimmon Lewis, 33, was charged with “15 counts of first-diploma cruelty to youngsters, 4 counts of aggravated battery and one rely of aggravated stalking” for allegedly abusing the woman, who has been positioned in state custody AJC reported.
Lewis’ spouse and the teenager’s mother, Angela Strothers, 33, was indicted on “4 counts of cruelty to youngsters and one rely of aggravated stalking. “
Counselors on the sufferer’s faculty referred to as police in March on account of considerations concerning the teenager’s properly-being.
The couple was initially arrested in April, charged and launched on bond. However prosecutors added further expenses in late November after investigating additional.
As a type of punishment, Lewis reportedly pressured the teenager to face on prime of cans barefoot whereas writing sentences 1,000 occasions, WSB-TV reported.
“There have been occasions she was solely allowed to eat cat meals, and there have been occasions she wasn’t allowed to eat in any respect till the defendant determined she might eat,” prosecutor Tracie Cason stated.
The sufferer was starved, crushed and locked in a laundry room for lengthy durations of time, officers stated. The teenager was allegedly locked within the room for therefore lengthy she would typically urinate and defecate on herself — and was then pressured to go to high school within the urine-soaked apparel.
Lewis would “inform the kid to cease stuttering” and “push his thumbs into the mouth of [victim] with such drive as to separate the corners of her mouth and with such severity to go away scarring to each corners of her mouth,” the indictment said.
Lewis additionally pressured the kid to take baths in both extraordinarily scorching or chilly water that contained peroxide or lemon juice.
“It’s superb to me how this youngster survived so long as she did,” Cason stated.
Strothers posted the required bond and was launched from jail. Prosecutors stated Strothers was in a roundabout way conscious of all of the abuse however was conscious of the sufferer being starved and crushed. She additionally reportedly went to her husband and knowledgeable him when her daughter was not following his guidelines.
This was not the primary time Lewis has been accused of abuse. In 2014, Lewis was arrested for abusing the identical teenager. He pleaded responsible to the cost and was placed on probation. Lewis…