July 2022

Child rapist sentenced to 18-years

A child rapist who thought he was untouchable has been branded an “arrogant predator” as he was jailed for 18 years.

James McEwen ruined the lives of two young girls by abusing them in separate attacks.

Years later, they each plucked up the courage to report what he had done to them.

McEwen, 60, of Henley Gardens, Wallsend, continues to protest his innocence but a jury found him guilty of one count of rape, four counts of indecent assault and indecency with a child and he has now been locked up.

He was also given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and must sign the sex offenders register and he also got a restraining order.