GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- (WBBH) -- The details of this child abuse case are shocking and may be difficult to read for some.
A Gwinnett County stepfather and mother are charged with dozens of counts of child cruelty and aggravated battery for what the Gwinnett County District Attorney's office is calling “astounding.”
Investigators said Rimmon Lewis, 32, and Angela Strothers, 33, brutally beat and severely disfigured parts of a 13-year-old's body while forcing her to live in disgraceful conditions.
Strothers is the biological mother and Lewis is her stepdad. A grand jury indicted the couple in November. According to the indictment, Lewis seriously disfigured the girl's back and feet by striking her “repeatedly with the leg of a child's table and a black leather belt.”
The beatings caused “prolonged numbness” and immobility in some cases. The alleged abuse took place over an unknown timeline that could span years.