Rob Dudley successfully prosecutes convicted murderer for indecent assault and child cruelty

November 14, 2018

Rob Dudley from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted convicted murderer, Robert Ewing, for subjecting two young children to a catalogue of vile physical and sexual abuse.

Robert Ewing, 66, was jailed for life in 2015 for the 2007 murder of 15-year-old Paige Chivers from Blackpool. It has since emerged that he terrorised a young girl and boy in the early 1990s, with one of the children as young as five.

He was given 14 years in jail after being found guilty of the latest offences at Preston Crown Court – but the court heard due to his ongoing 32-year sentence he is not eligible to be considered for parole until he is aged 92.

Judge Philip Parry said Ewing could appear “charming and beguiling” to other adults but told the killer: “Behind closed doors with children you were a brutal, perverted and sadistic bully. Many would describe you as evil incarnate.”

He said Ewing made the girl’s life “an utter misery” while treating the boy “like a play thing”.

He was found guilty of two counts of indecently assaulting the boy, and a count of child cruelty towards each of the children.

Rob Dudley is a member of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers.