September 28, 2002
German man sentenced in abuse case


From RTE News online

A German court has sentenced a wealthy businessman to three-and-a-half years in prison for sexually abusing a six-year-old girl in County Offaly 17 years ago.

However, Dr Andreas Ernst Lewicki was released after the verdict because of time he had spent in custody in the Czech Republic prior to his extradition to Germany.

It was the first Irish abuse case to be tried outside the jurisdiction.

Lewicki had pleaded guilty to the offence, which took place while he owned a factory in Tullamore.

In 1996 he was convicted of sexually abusing nine gypsy children in the Czech Republic.

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Posted by paul at September 28, 2002 12:30 AM

Ugh! Now he is free to do it to some other child. The most disgusting thing is that he does not see what he did was wrong. My husband worked for this man in Tullamore. We also lived in Germany for a long time. It would appear that the male species, especially with position and money, still gets away with abusing women and children in Germany. Not much has changed since we lived. I hope on the Irish side that the relatives are sent to jail for a long time.

Posted by: on September 29, 2002 02:08 AM

Yes I will wait and see what happens in Ireland with regard to the relatives that coluded in this case. Its dishearting to hear that he only got 3 and half years with any luck the relatives will get much longer.

Posted by: paul on September 29, 2002 11:16 PM

do the couple who worked for Andreas Lewicki in Tullamore, Co. Offaly remember any of his friends who came by to his factory or home? My child was abused similarly at around same time in midlands and it would be a help to know if there was a link between Dr. Lewicki and the perpetrator in our case? The perpetrator in our case speaks fluent German but is Irish. Would this couple tell this website if Dr. Lewicki was involved in the fad for CB radio between 1980 and 1984?

Posted by: on October 15, 2002 10:12 PM
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