Ohio grandma Edwina Louis raped, tortured, and starved four of her grandchildren. Louis, 53, was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of multiple child abuse felony charges. In a statement from the bench, while reading the ruling in the sexual assault and child abuse case, Judge William T. Marshall said he had never “seen anyone more evil” during his 19-year career.
Edwina Louis was convicted for the rape and child abuse charges of her four grandchildren after just six hours of jury deliberations.
Scioto County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Pat Apel said, “This woman, who never shed a tear or showed even an ounce of remorse, will never get out of prison. That’s the right thing.”
The Ohio grandmother raped, tortured, and starved three granddaughters and one grandson. The details of the horrific child abuse and sexual assault were placed in front of the jury during the nearly weeklong trial in Scioto County.
Local authorities had reportedly had suspicions about child abuse in the home “for years.” But complaints made to the appropriate offices were never followed up with home visits. On at least four separate occasions throughout much of 2012 and early 2013, complaints were made to Children Services. A complaint which included evidence of scratches and bruises on the bodies of the children was not reportedly followed up on by children’s services staffers. On another occasion, the children told adults that food was being withheld and said they were being “locked up” – that complaint also did not reportedly garner a visit to the home. Other complaints of physical and emotional abuse were also made, including savage beatings with a belt.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Bobbi Sue Pack, the 32-year-old daughter of Edwina Louis, was convicted of sexually assaulting and torturing her children until they were “almost feral.” She pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of rape and was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison. Bobbi Sue Pack’s boyfriend, Juan Carlos Sanchez, a native of the Virgin Islands, also pleaded guilty to rape and child endangerment charges and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Pack garnered the attention of police after her daughter, 11, emailed a teacher working for the Ohio Virtual Academy the child attended and asked the educator to call 911. Both the 11-year-old girl and her 9-year-old sister told Scioto County law enforcement officers that they had been sexually assaulted. Two other children, one the biological offspring of the Ohio mom’s boyfriend, also lived in the home. The boyfriend’s children, a 2-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, were also questioned by Portsmouth area police officers.
The 11-year-old granddaughter of Edwina Louis told police investigators that she and her sisters and brother were routinely starved, chained to their beds, and sexually assaulted. The three older children told the police that they were tied naked to their beds with ropes and chains for weeks at a time. The older girls said they were forced to stand against the wall for hours with their arms outstretched. If they let their hands down, they were beaten and slapped.
The Scioto County children also said that their naked bodies were beaten with paddles and belts, and food was withheld from them as well. Both the refrigerator and the freezer in the Portsmouth area home had locks on them, with only Edwina Louis, Bobbi Sue Pack, and her boyfriend possessing the keys to the food. The parents and the Ohio grandmother reportedly wore the keys around their necks.
The horrific case of child abuse, where the Ohio grandmother raped, tortured, and starved four children, has reminded many in the law enforcement community of the Lauran Kavanaugh case in Texas. Police investigators have called the Scioto County case “one of the worst” incidents of child abuse they have ever seen.
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