'He said he'd kill himself rather than be jailed'
Nov 29 2006
ALLEGED paedophile Edward Evans said he would 'kill himself ' before ever going to jail, according to the family of his co-accused Kenneth Tracy.
The 60-year-old, of Davenham Crescent, Crewe, was found dead in a burnt-out car on the day he was due to stand trial for sexually assaulting and raping a 12 year-old boy.
Tracy, 76, of Lordship Close, Orwell, Cambridgeshire, now faces indefinite imprisonment after grooming the boy for sex and subjecting him to months of abuse.
The pervert got the boy to perform sex acts on him at least 15 times, Cambridge Crown Court heard, and on a trip to Macclesfield just before Christmas he visited Evans, his friend of 20 years.
It was alleged Evans had raped the boy at his home and then visited Tracy's flat in Orwell, where the men performed sex acts on the youngster.
The offences came to light in April, when Tracy visited the boy's home to help build a den, and made inappropriate remarks to another boy.
Tracy, who admitted seven sex offences against the boy, had been due to give evidence against Evans.
Evans had denied rape and sexual assault. Tracy's sister, Eunice Jones, 78, said: 'Ken did try to kill himself by taking an overdose of pills a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, he didn't succeed.
'I know he is my brother but he has shamed the whole family and for something as disgusting as this, he should face the death penalty.
'I kept in contact by letter as he awaited the case, simply to keep my family up to date with matters.
'He told me he had known Evans for many years and did try to disassociate himself by moving to Bacup and later to Orwell.
'He told me Evans was terrified of jail and would kill himself rather than be sent down. I don't know how they got to know each other and why Ken visited Crewe that Christmas.'
Rot in Hell