March 2012

Second sentence for dangerous paedophile

A “dangerous” paedophile who was serving a 10 year prison term for rape has been jailed for a further nine years for separate sex offences involving a young girl in Peterborough.

Marc Juckiewicz, (44), was locked up for 10 years in 2008 after pleading guilty to raping a young girl in Peterborough.

But as he served his jail sentence, another victim came forward and disclosed to her schoolteacher that she had also been abused by Juckiewicz between February 2007 and May 2008.

Juckiewicz had groomed the youngster before attempting to rape her but it took three years before she finally plucked up the courage to contact the police, which allowed detectives to bring a second case against him.

The victim also gave evidence against Juckiewicz during his trial at Peterborough Crown Court where he was found guilty by a jury of five charges of inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity and one count of attempted rape.

Detectives involved in the investigation praised the girl for coming forward and giving evidence at the hearing.

Detective Constable Lisa Winterburn, who led the investigation, said: “The victim showed great bravery in not only coming forward in the first place, but also to give such unwavering evidence in court.

“Thanks to her courage, a very dangerous man faces a substantial amount of time behind bars.”

The new offences came to light last year after the girl told a teacher at her school about what had happened and then agreed to contact the police.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said it was unclear why the victim had not previously spoken about the offences.

After hearing about the new allegations, police officers visited Juckiewicz in jail to question him about the incidents.

They later charged him with five counts of inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity between February 2007 and May 2008, and attempted rape.

He denied the charges but was convicted following a week-long trial at Peterborough Crown Court in January.

On Tuesday Juckiewicz returned to the court for sentencing and was jailed for a total of nine years, which will run from now.

In addition to his prison term, Juckiewicz was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Victims of sex abuse can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on            0800 555 111      .