After 2-years without action, Clinton County sexual assault case languishes

CLINTON COUNTY — A 2017 sexual assault case in Clinton County continues to languish without any action taken for more than two years.

The case against Andrew Lewis charges the 22-year-old defendant with three counts Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault by force.

The case was filed in 2017 following an alleged incident involving graduating high school seniors in Germantown.

Lewis has remained free on bond since shortly after his arrest but the case has languished in court since January 18, 2019, when a new judge was assigned to the case.

Three judges in the circuit have recused themselves from the case.

Former Clinton County State’s Attorney John Hudspeth placed the case in the hands of the Appellate Prosecutor’s Office but only after he took it before a grand jury.

According to Defense Attorney Tim Huyett, the case has had problems with discovery of evidence from the prosecution, and that the defense has even called the former State’s Attorney to testify in the case.

We’ve reached out to the Appellate Prosecutor’s Office multiple times for an explanation for why the case has not seen any activity for more than two years but they have not yet returned our calls.