According to Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Town of Lee woman has been arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

In March of 2022, Sheriff’s Office Investigator Nicholas Dean, assigned to the Child Advocacy Center, was assigned to a sex abuse investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of Michael Provost, age 35, of the Town of Lee, on seven counts of Predatory Sexual Assault against a Child, seven counts of Sexual Abuse 1st degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. During that investigation, it was found that Provost’s fiancé, Amanda Lewis, age 31, also of the Town of Lee, was made aware by the victims, of the sexual abuse. Lewis failed to intervene resulting in the continued sexual abuse of the victims.

On May 17, 2023, Investigator Dean and Investigator Tyler Barnes, assisted by the Sheriff’s Road Patrol, located and arrested Amanda Lewis at her place of employment. Lewis was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class A Misdemeanors.

Lewis was transported to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office where she was processed and arraigned in Oneida County CAP Court. Lewis was released on her own recognizance.

Services are being provided to the victims by the Child Advocacy Center and an Order of Protection was issued by the court on behalf of the victims.