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Waukesha police seek potential victims of 68-year-old sex offender

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 12:40:00-05

The Waukesha Police Department is asking that anyone who has reason to believe Gary. D. Ewing had unsupervised access to children from 1996-present come forward and report it.

The police department's request comes after Ewing was arrested on Jan. 23, and extensive investigation revealed he was a predatory sex offender with multiple victims in Illinois and Wisconsin as far back as 1982.

Ewing's convictions include indecent liberties with a child (1982), sexual assault with force (1985), aggravated sexual assault (1990) and indecent exposure (1994); however, the Illinois Sex Offender registry didn't start until convictions after July 1, 1999, so Ewing was not required to register as a sex offender.

Police say Ewing lived in Racine, Waukesha and Oconomowoc, Wis. from 1996 to present during which time he sexually assaulted six non-relative children in Waukesha and Dousman, Wis.

Those crimes only recently came to light in January of 2020 when one victim came forward.

Ewing was arrested and charged on Jan. 24 with four counts of repeated sexual assault of a child and one count of sexual assault of a child under 16. Police say he would befriend families and offer to watch their children or take them to the park while they were away. Ewing also has a small fishing boat and camping gear that police believe he may have used to spend time alone with children.

Ewing's victims are described as non-relative children ranging from infant to teenagers both male and female.

Police describe Ewing as a 68-year-old man with blue eyes and gray hair. He is 6 ft. tall and 165 pounds. He currently lives in Oconomowoc, Wis.

Anyone who recognizes Ewing and has knowledge that he may have been alone with children in Wisconsin at any time from 1996 to now is asked to contact Det. Shelly Fisher with the Waukesha Police Department at 262-524-3831. This is all in attempt to located any potential additional victims.

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