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Eunice Spry

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Eunice Spry

Victoria Evans

Eunice Spry in a blue raincoat and wearing black eyeglasses

April 28, 1944 (age 80) (

Criminal charge
Assault, perverting the course of justice

Assault, perverting the course of justice

Criminal penalty
14 years' imprisonment

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Eunice Spry (born 28 April 1944) is a British woman from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, a Jehovah's Witness who was convicted of 26 charges of child abuse against children in her foster care in April 2007. She was sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment and ordered to pay £80,000 costs. In sentencing, the judge told Spry that it was the "worst case in his 40 years practising law".


Eunice Spry wearing a brown coat

The foster mother forced three children in her care (two foster, one adopted) to eat their own excrement and vomit, rammed sticks down the children’s throats, rubbed their skin with sandpaper and locked two of them naked in a room for a month. 

Eunice Spry strolling outside with luggage, in red truck background

Two of her foster children and her adopted daughter have published books about their childhoods. Her oldest foster son, Christopher Spry, nicknamed 'Child C', published a book of the same name about his childhood living with Eunice Spry. Her foster daughter, Alloma Gilbert, published Deliver Me From Evil. Victoria Spry published Tortured in April 2015.

Eunice Spry in a red jacket, wearing an eyeglasses

Spry also had two other children in her care at this time, one adopted daughter and one adopted son (younger brother of Christopher), but these children did not experience any abuse such as the aforementioned three did.

Eunice Spry with her adopted daughter being tortured

In September 2008 Spry's sentence was reduced by the High Court to 12 years. On 30 May 2014 the Gloucestershire Echo indicated she would be released in June 2014.

Eunice Spry with the three children she abused

Devastating Effects Of Eunice’s Abuse

In 2020, Victoria tragically ended her life in her Cheltenham flat. It had just been two weeks since she was released from a psychiatric hospital, and Detective Sgt Jonathan Williams said she had been telling people she was suicidal.

Victoria spent years worrying that Eunice, who was released from prison in 2014, might try to “exact revenge” on her for her long custodial sentence, as heard from a coroner.

In November 2022, Christopher retold the abuse he endured: “We’d get beaten daily, and it was mostly with bamboo poles, with chair legs, [and] with pieces of metal sometimes.” In a separate interview from 2021 with Denise Welch, Christopher recounted that he was once tied to a van by the leg and dragged along a field.

Years after the abuse, Christopher shockingly found bits of bamboo stick in his throat through an x-ray. These foreign objects were from times when Eunice would ram bamboo sticks down the children’s throats.


Eunice Spry Wikipedia

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