Duewa Lee, of Sacramento, California was looking after a 12-year old girl, whose name was not made public, for a boyfriend. The girl’s father was sent to prison and as soon as he left in June 2011, Lee began the abuse was systematic and continuous and lasted until September 30, 2011. The 12-year-old “was allowed only two peanut and butter and jelly sandwiches twice a week. She was allowed water three times a week.” Lee attacked the girl with a heated spatula, a hot clothing iron and an extension cord, a frying pan and kicked, stomped and slapped her, put a stable in her ear and threw her down flights of stairs.
One day when Lee was with the girl at the Department of Motor Vehicles Lee told a stranger about the abuse, resulting in a report to the police. The girl was rescued and Lee was arrested on October 5. The girl’s injuries were determined to be life threatening and she suffered permanent disfigurement from some of the attacks.
Due to the abuse, the girl suffered life threatening injuries and now has to deal with some permanent disfigurement.
On September 19, 2013 Ms. Lee was convicted on a count of torture, two counts of mayhem, six counts of beating a child and two counts of felony child abuse. She was sentenced to 16 years and four months to life in prison.
[Robert St. Estephe]
Duewa Lee, 36 – Sacramento, California.
Jun. 23-Sep. 30, 2011 – abuse occurred.
Oct. 5, 2011 – Duewa Lee Arrested.
Sept. 19, 2013 – Duewa Lee was convicted on a count of torture, two counts of mayhem, six counts of beating a child and two counts of felony child abuse, sentenced to 16 years and four months to life in prison.
[“Woman Arrested On Child Abuse And Torture Charges,” CBS Sacramento (Ca.), Oct. 6, 2011]
[Cecilio Padilla, “Woman Convicted of Torturing Girl Given 16 Years to Life Prison Sentence, Fox40 (Sacramento, Ca.), Sep. 19, 2013]
[Mike TeSelle, “Crying mother to stand trial on torture of girl, 12 Detective: Victim was boyfriend's daughter,” KCRA 3, May 30, 2012]
For more cases, see: Women Who Like to Torture