Convicted Sex Offender Attacked By Another Prisoner In Court; Plead Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old

Mayhem ensued when a recently convicted sex offender was attacked by another prisoner sitting in court. 

via NYDN:

Christopher Elwell, 29, was in court Thursday on charges that he assaulted the child during a sleepover at a Dover Housing Authority property in June.

After his arrest, Elwell told officers that he was watching porn on his cell phone in a bedroom with the victim and two other children when the 4-year-old said she wanted to imitate what was in the video.

It’s not clear what his relationship is to the children.

Elwell pleaded guilty in court and was sentenced to 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison. According to WMUR, he also pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender for a 2008 incident in which he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old.

As Elwell took a seat in the back of the courtroom after his sentencing, inmate Josiah Davies approached Elwell and started head-butting him.

Video shows guards pulling a shackled Davies off of Elwell.

The Stafford County Attorney’s Office told WMUR that the two prisoners did not know each other, and they believe something about Elwell’s case set Davies off.

 

Davies, who was arrested for forgery and violation of probation, was in court Thursday for a dispositional hearing. It was pushed back to Dec. 4 after the fight.

He’s currently being held on a $100,000 cash bond. Elwell will not be allowed to have unsupervised contact with juveniles after he’s released from prison.

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