Devereux Employee Guilty of Assaulting 14-Year-Old Resident

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WEST CHESTER, PA — A former employee at Devereux’s Brandywine Campus in Glenmoore was found guilty on Monday by a jury of simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child, announced Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan.

Alexis Boaz, age 35, was found guilty in a Chester County court of punching and kicking a 14-year-old Devereux resident in the head, face, and body on November 4, 2019.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, the attack continued until the victim was unconscious and another employee walked in. The victim was taken to Brandywine Hospital for head injuries and marks and lacerations on the head, face, neck, and body.

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it. Keeping children safe is the responsibility of every adult, especially adults who are charged with the care and protection of vulnerable children,” said Ryan. “Alexis Boaz violated that duty of care and protection by viciously assaulting a child until he lost consciousness. That type of criminal behavior will never be tolerated, and we will continue to hold this defendant, and anyone else who perpetrates violence against a child, accountable.”

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Boaz will be sentenced at a later date.

Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan credited the West Brandywine Township Police Department with the investigation which led to the successful prosecution. Chester County Assistant District Attorney Zachary Yurick was the assigned prosecutor.

Call Childline at 1-800-932-0313 if you suspect a child is being abused or 911 if it’s an emergency.

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