Shocking moment a convicted sex offender is repeatedly headbutted by another prisoner in court after being sentenced for raping a toddler

  • Attack took place in a Dover, New Hampshire, court on Thursday and was caught on camera?
  • Christopher Elwell, 29, was attacked by Josiah Davies, 27, who was a stranger to him?
  • Davies was in court awaiting arraignment and a hearing on a probation violation
  • Strafford County Attorney's Office says it must have been something about Elwell's case that set Davies off
  • Elwell was arrested in the summer for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl during a sleepover?
  • Davies was in court awaiting arraignment and a hearing on a probation violation in a forgery case

Just minutes after a New Hampshire man was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl, he was headbutted in the Dover courtroom by another prisoner, in an attack that was caught on video.

WMUR-TV reports Christopher Elwell, 29, was sentenced on Thursday to 7 ? years to 15 years in prison and has to register as a sex offender for his crime.?

As he sat down after his sentencing, a shackled and handcuffed Josiah Davies smashed into Elwell's head with his own head multiple times.?

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Pedophile:?Christopher Elwell, 29, was sentenced on Thursday to 7 ? years to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl?

Pedophile:?Christopher Elwell, 29, was sentenced on Thursday to 7 ? years to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl?

Elwell was sitting on a bench in court when another prisoner, Josiah Davies, lunged at him and headbutted him multiple times
Both men were shackled and handcuffed

Elwell was sitting on a bench in court when another prisoner, Josiah Davies, lunged at him and headbutted him multiple times (left and right). Both men were shackled and handcuffed ?

Quick reaction:?The Strafford County deputy sheriff immediately pulled Davies off of Elwell and subdued him

Quick reaction:?The Strafford County deputy sheriff immediately pulled Davies off of Elwell and subdued him

The station caught what happened on video; Elwell did not appear to be injured and seemed impassive.

The Strafford County deputy sheriff immediately pulled Davies off of Elwell, dragged him to the other side of the bench and subdued him.

Davies, 27, was awaiting arraignment and a hearing on a probation violation.

The Strafford County Attorney's Office said the two men did not know each other prior to the altercation and that it must have been something about Elwell's case that set Davies off.

The New Hampshire Union-Leader reported that Elwell was accused of sexually assaulting the four-year-old during a sleepover in Dover back in late June.

?Not impressed: Elwell was not injured and appeared impassive after the altercation?

?Not impressed: Elwell was not injured and appeared impassive after the altercation?

Sick crime:?Elwell was accused of sexually assaulting the four-year-old during a sleepover in June?
Josiah Davies' alleged crime was passing fake checks

Sick crime:?Elwell (left) was accused of sexually assaulting the four-year-old during a sleepover. Josiah Davies' (right) alleged crime was passing fake checks ?

He initially denied any wrongdoing, but on Thursday pleaded guilty to aggravated felonious sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender.

The latter charge stemmed from a 2008 conviction for engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old. Elwell was 20 years old at the time.??

Davies, a transient man from Rochester, was in court for allegedly violating the terms of his probation in a forgery case, reported Foster's Daily Democrat.

The 27-year-old has been charged with 17 felony counts for allegedly passing fake checks to the tune of nearly $9,000.???

The county sheriff's office is investigating Thursday's courtroom attack. Davies could be looking at up to seven years in prison.?

In 2008, then-20-year-old Elwell was convicted for having sex with a 14-year-old

In 2008, then-20-year-old Elwell was convicted for having sex with a 14-year-old

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