August 2015

Life sentence for ‘horrific’ child abuser and trafficker – as brother gets 12 years

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A ‘horrific’ Rotherham abuser who trafficked a five-year-old girl for sex and assaulted her himself has been given a life sentence in jail.

Eduard Peticky, who is originally from Slovakia, also sexually abused a boy when the child was aged between three and five years old.

He was sentenced to life in prison at Sheffield Crown Court this afternoon.

His brother Ludovit Peticky was also jailed for 12 years for offences against the same two children and a third victim, who was between 10 and 11.

The pair were convicted of a string of sexual offences involving three children following a four-day-trial last year.

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Eduard and Ludovit Peticky

Sentencing was delayed in the case due to getting hold of details of the pair’s previous convictions in Slovakia.

The court heard today the Eduard Peticky had a previous conviction for rape in 1988, as well as convictions for sexual abuse and robberies.

Judge Peter Kelson QC said Eduard Peticky ‘poses a significant risk to members of the public’ and his case was ‘one of the upmost gravity’.

He sentenced him to a life sentence, and he cannot be considered for parole for at least 10 years.

Peticky, 48, of Josephine Road, Rotherham, was convicted of four offences last year – trafficking for sexual exploitation, a sexual assault on a child under 13, engaging in sexual activity with a child and causing or committing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

The court heard that on one occasion, Peticky took a young girl, who told the court she was five when the incident happened, to a man’s house where the person attempted to have sex with her, causing the girl to wet herself and vomit in fear.

Peticky then sexually assaulted the child himself before forcing her to watch him and the other man have sex with each other in front of her.

Judge Kelson said: “This was a truly horrifying incident.

“It is as depraved as depraved could be. It is nothing short of horrific.”

Ludovit Peticky, 45 and now of Legrams Lane, Bradford, but who had lived in Rotherham at the time of the offences, was convicted last year of five counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and a further count of causing or committing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Judge Kelson said his offences against three young children had been ‘serious in the extreme’.