Chester County mother sentenced to years in prison for abusing her 9-year-old daughter – CBS Philly

WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A Chester County mother has been sentenced to 28 to 56 years in prison for child abuse, according to Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan. Julianne Lewis has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, assaulting and endangering the well-being of her 9-year-old daughter.

The 30-year-old was charged by Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft along with her boyfriend Dimitrios Moscharis in connection with the brutal beating, abuse and neglect of Lewis’s daughter.

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Moscharis died in Chester County Jail in 2021 while awaiting trial.

The girl spent several months recovering at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

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“Julianne Lewis allowed her boyfriend to subject her child to cruel and long-term abuse without doing anything to stop or prevent it,” DA Ryan said. “She deliberately violated the duty of care and responsibility she had as a human being and as a mother.”

On November 11, 2020, Westtown-East Goshen police attended a home for a child who was unresponsive on the bathroom floor. When the EMS stripped her of her clothes to take life-saving measurements, they saw numerous bruises, old and new, all over her body.

The bruising patterns matched nearby objects, including a curtain rod and a coat hanger. Doctors said she suffered life-threatening injuries consistent with strangulation or suffocation and confinement in a small space.

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The investigation showed that Lewis allowed Moscharis to discipline his daughter with a curtain rod and a blind baton.

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