Child-sex offender faces 27 years to life in prison

A fiend convicted of sexually assaulting little girls since 1989 – including his stepdaughter and a foster child who would visit his San Francisco home to play with his daughters – faces 27 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced Friday.

Julius Lewis, 50, was convicted on Sept. 8 of five counts of lewd acts upon a child under age 14. The jury also found true the allegation that the “vile” creep had violated more children in the past, according to prosecutors.

A 6-year-old girl told a nurse that Lewis would sexually assault her when she visited his house, according to court testimony. The girl’s foster mother was acquainted with Lewis, prosecutors said.

Authorities said further investigation revealed that Lewis had repeatedly raped his preteen stepdaughter, her step-sister and her childhood friends while they lived in Texas in the late 1980s. They had lived for a short time in San Francisco in 1989, when the stepdaughter was 11. Lewis would have intercourse with her on a weekly basis – and even on the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake of Oct. 17, prosecutor said.

“His vile and reprehensible conduct cannot and will not be tolerated,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement following the conviction.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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