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Mother accused of abusing foster daughter for 10 years: FEDERALWAY - Police say a young girl lived through almost 10 years of horrific abuse,by her foster mother.
Mother accused of abusing foster daughter for 10 years
FEDERAL WAY - Police say a young girl lived through almost 10 years of
horrific abuse, by her foster mother.
The girl, who is now 16 years old, suffered more than emotional abuse.
Police say she is blind in her right eye.
In court Tuesday, Chornice Lewis plead not guilty to abuse charges. A
judge set bail at $1 million.
Those who know here say Lewis, 33, creates a good impression. She always
says "thanks" and "God bless."
"Very polite," said Cheryl Rivera, the manager of the Federal Way
apartment house where Lewis lived in 2006. "(She) always (said) 'God
Bless you.' Her children were very clean cut, well mannered children."
But police tell a different story. They say Lewis was nice to her own
children, but not to her foster daughter. She is charged with creating a
"... from the circumstances of having this child being the subject of
this horrific set of circumstances and environment for 10 years, it is
clear the system did not work," said Federal way police chief Brian Wilson.
Police give the following allegations:
If the girl acted up. Her hand was placed on a red-hot stove.
If she didn't listen, she had to stand by the foster mom's bed all
night. If she fell asleep, a 10-pound dumbbell was dropped on her feet.
Once, she was asked to get a pair of thongs (sandals); they were
mis-matched. Court documents say as punishment, she was beaten about the
face with an umbrella.
For not packing properly, police say an insulin needle was plunged deep
into the girl's eye.
"We missed it," said Cheryl Stephani, an assistant secretary with the
Department of Social and Health Services. "As a child welfare system.
It's all of us, the courts, the department, the children's
administration. We should hold each other accountable we need to hold
each other accountable."
Police say there were 15 reports of child abuse before it finally ended.
It ended when a neighbor told police he say the girl locked in that closet.
Why did it take so many police complaints? Detectives say Lewis kept
moving from apartment to apartment and they couldn't find her. That's
despite the fact that she continued collecting foster parent benefits
from the state.
Mental health professionals say Lewis is fit to stand trial. Trial is
now set for September.
CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NATIONAL
SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WIRETAPPING PROGRAM....
CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.
every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS
*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*
Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5
Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.
BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...
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