Jacob Ewing sentenced to over 27 years in prison

JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – Jacob Ewing, 22, of Holton was sentenced Friday morning to 330 months in prison for rape, criminal sodomy and battery. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and to pay more than $100,000 in restitution.

“I think by anyone’s standards that length is a substantial sentence and will send a message to him and anyone else,” said Kathleen Ambrosio, defense attorney.

Ewing was convicted in June of raping and sodomizing one woman in 2016, and raping and committing two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy against another woman in 2014. He was also convicted of battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and charges related to furnishing alcohol to minors.

Ewing was found guilty on June 30 of two counts of rape, four counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated battery. The trial stemmed from two incidents involving separate women, who were 18 and 21 years old.

He was acquitted during a trial in April of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl when he was 19. Ewing still faces trial in October on charges that include attempted rape and in November on 10 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child. District Judge Norbert Marek ruled earlier that a jury should decide if Ewing knowingly viewed the sexually explicit images of a 17-year-old girl.

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