November 2017

Paedophile sentenced for sexual offences against children

An already convicted paedophile who has twice changed his name to avoid being exposed has been sentenced to further years in prison after he abused two young children over a number of years

Mister Mac, 55 of the Aston area of Birmingham appeared at Birmingham Crown Court via video link where he faced a string of sexual offences including:

  • Two charges of buggery on a male child aged under 13

  • Three charges of indecent assault on a male child aged under 13

  • Three charges of indecent assault on a female child aged under 13

  • Rape of female child aged under 13

The court heard that Scottish born Mister Mac who was currently serving a prison sentence for the rape of a seven year old girl had twice legally changed his name by deed poll.

Mac was originally called Terry Price, but switched his name to Robert McEwan and then changed again to what he has now been convicted under as ‘Mister Mac’

Mac had denied the offences he faced which forced the victims to give evidence at his trial

The court heard that the victims were aged just six and four years old when the abuse began and it continued over a five year period. 

The jury heard harrowing evidence from the victims during the trial which described the depravity and total disregard that Mac had shown to the children

It took the jury less than an hour to find Mac guilty of all 13 charges 

The prosecution told the court that Mac was jailed in the 1980’s for the rape of another child whilst he was called Terry Price. He served a short sentence and was released. It was at this time that he changed his name to Robert McEwan to avoid being linked to the rape offence.

Throughout the trial Mac displayed arrogance and contempt for both the court and the victims. He was uncooperative with his own barrister and told him to ‘just get on with it’.

The judge sentenced Mac to 22 years with a five year extended sentence. However, a minimum tariff of 12 and half years custodial was imposed at which point parole would be assessed by probation.

After the judge passed sentence, Mac who appeared by video link stood up, flapped his arms and showed absolutely no remorse for his actions

The female victim described how her life had been severely affected by the abuse. She explained how she now suffers from complex post-traumatic stress disorder and feels prolonged trauma as a direct result of what Mac had done to her

During his pre-sentence report, Mac disclosed there were four more victims who were yet to come forward, and who had not been identified by police

Mac was told that he must register as a sex offender for life, and life long restrictions would be imposed on his release from prison