May 2021

Pervert who had sex with vulnerable 14-year-old branded a danger to teenage girls

A pervert who had sex with a vulnerable 14-year-old after taking drugs and alcohol with her has been branded a danger to teenage girls.

Grzeorz Herman had eventually pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to two charges of sexual activity with a child, having originally denied the charges.

Herman, 26, from Rugby but of no fixed address, was handed an extended sentence of six years and three months, with an additional two years on licence.

He will have to serve at least four years and two months of the prison term, but will only be released before serving the full period if the Parole Board considers it safe to do so.

Herman will then be on licence, and subject to being recalled to prison, for the rest of the sentence and for a further two years – and will have to register as a sex offender for life.

Prosecutor Michael Shaw said Herman met the 14-year-old girl, who was ‘vulnerable for a variety of reasons,’ in a park in Rugby in the summer of 2017.

“She was invited back to an address with the defendant, and they both took drugs and alcohol, and an intimate relationship began.”

They had intercourse on a number of occasions on that day, and Mr Shaw said: “It continued through the school holidays, as did the ingestion of drugs and alcohol.”

But the relationship ended as a result of the girl finding out Herman was also in relationships with other people, and after she told someone, the police were informed.

When he was arrested Herman denied the offences, but was interviewed again after a picture was found on the girl’s phone of the two of them together in bed.

Shown the picture, Herman’s reaction was to comment that he was in trouble – but he then declined to answer any further questions and pleaded not guilty when he first appeared in court.

It was only at a pre-trial hearing that he finally changed his pleas on the two charges to guilty – and other charges including supplying drugs were left to lie on the file.

But Mr Shaw pointed out: “It is common ground between the prosecution and defence that drugs were involved.

Jailing Herman, Recorder Charles Foster told him: “I have to deal with you for two counts of sexual activity with a child.

“She was a vulnerable person. You exploited that vulnerability, and you seduced her. You had unprotected sex with her, you abused her violently, you coerced her, you controlled her.

“You plainly knew her age. She was still at school, as you knew, and drugs and alcohol were used.

“You have a pattern of violent behaviour, particularly towards females you have a relationship with, and you have a particular interest in pre-pubescent females.

“I have no doubt you pose a significant risk of committing further specified offences and of causing serious physical or psychological harm.”