A 29 year old New Hampshire man convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl was attacked by a fellow inmate during his sentencing hearing.
Christopher Ewell sat in court Thursday after being sentenced to 7 to 15 years in prison when a shackled inmate head-butted him several times, WMUR reported.
The inmate, Josiah Davies, who was waiting on a hearing for his probation, most likely attacked Ewell after hearing disturbing details about the case.
Elwell, who was already a convicted sex offender at the time, assaulted the child in June while staying at an apartment with his daughter and the 4-year-old girl. While in a room with the girls, Elwell watched pornography on his phone and told police the that he assaulted the 4-year-old because she wanted to imitate the sex acts she saw on his phone.
After the incident, the child told her mother the following morning, who then went to police. The courtroom attack is being investigated by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office.
Sources: Erika Walton, Huffingtonpost.com