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Mother Denies Child Endangerment

CANTON — Two women who live in Canton are accused of child endangerment.

According to court papers, Jessica Lewis and her fiance Ashley Wicker left Lewis’ five-year-old son alone in a room for three days. State police also said there was a smell of urine and feces in the room.

Lewis said that’s because her son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD.

“I guess there was feces smeared on the wall, that’d be from him, that’s a regular thing,” said Lewis.

The mother of the young child said he was not locked in his room for three days. She also said that his room is nice and clean now.

Troopers found the boy naked and alone in the room on the evening of April 20.

Since then, the little boy has been in foster-care.

Lewis said she sees him twice a week, but he hasn’t been regularly taking his ADHD medication.

“Children and youth kept him off his medication for about two weeks until he started to get really aggressive at his last foster parent who was pregnant, and then they decided they wanted to get the medication from me. I tried to tell them, but no one wanted to listen to me. I’m just his mother, I don’t know anything,” said Lewis.

Lewis said she and Wicker were both sent a summons by mail a few days after the five year old was put in foster-care.

“Yeah, it’s quite an emotional roller coaster, but I’m not one to let it affect me as much as it should, so I’m trying to just stay positive about it all, and I know I didn’t do anything wrong. “

Lewis and Wicker are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 28.


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