FOX NEWS – KATHLEEN JOYCE
A Georgia man beat his 13-year-old stepdaughter, forced her to eat cat food, made her bathe in peroxide and required her to complete cruel tasks as punishment during years of torture during which she was often made to attend school in urine-soaked clothes, authorities said.
Rimmon Lewis, 33, was charged with “15 counts of first-degree cruelty to children, four counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated stalking” for allegedly abusing the girl, who has been placed in state custody AJC reported.
Lewis’ wife and the teen’s mom, Angela Strothers, 33, was indicted on “four counts of cruelty to children and one count of aggravated stalking. “
Counselors at the victim’s school called police in March due to concerns about the teenager’s well-being.
The couple was initially arrested in April, charged and released on bond. But prosecutors added additional charges in late November after investigating further.
As a form of punishment, Lewis reportedly forced the teenager to stand on top of cans barefoot while writing sentences 1,000 times, WSB-TV reported.