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Police: Kansas rape suspect was reenacting violent porn scenes

May 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police: Kansas rape suspect was reenacting violent porn scenes

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Violent porn that prosecutors in Kansas allege a rape suspect watched for several hours a day will be permitted as evidence at his sexual assault trial.

Jacob Ewing — who is accused of assaulting two victims, one woman in 2014 and another in May of 2016 — is charged with re-enacting segments of seven videos, which will be allowed as evidence at his trial scheduled to begin on June 26th, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

“Apparently, portions of the videos depict acts [Ewing] is said to have replicated upon the witnesses,” Jackson County District Judge Norbert Marek stated in his ruling. “The relevance of this evidence could prove motive, intent, plan, knowledge or identity.”

Ewing — who is facing charges including rape, aggravated sodomy, and battery — “chose video after video” portraying women being raped and assaulted, according to his browser history, which was uncovered during the probe, prosecutor Jacqie Spradling indicated in court records.

Evidence Jacob Ewing, 22, viewed violent pornography will be admitted in an upcoming sexual assault trial involving the Holton man. (File photograph/The Capital-Journal)

Ewing viewed the aggressive and brutal porn within 45 days of the more recent rape he committed. The scenes include non-consensual sex, along with physical and verbal abuse.

Seven of the videos “appear to depict some acts that were then carried out,” Marek added.

Four sites placed in a prosecution’s motion will also be referenced at trial, including one known as a “one stop shop for all abuse porn needs.”

Evidence revealed that Ewing, according to Spradling’s motion filed this month, watched roughly four hours of violent porn per day, including videos of women getting strangled, punched or forced to eat vomit.

Ewing’s lawyer, Kathellen Ambrosio, opposed the admission of the footage as evidence, arguing that it would be “highly prejudicial.”

Marek did not allow such evidence to be allowed during Ewing’s trial in April, however. In that case, Ewing was acquitted of the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. He remains in custody and has trials set for June, August, and October in separate sexual abuse cases. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.

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