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Historic Sexual Attacker Jailed

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2:01pm 18th April 2012

A 50 year-old Buckinghamshire man's been jailed for 19 years after being found guilty of a number of historic rape and child cruelty charges.

Leon Lewandowski, of no fixed abode but formerly of Stokenchurch, was sentenced to 13 years after being found guilty of four of  six rape charges and six years for the child cruelty at Amersham Crown Court.

The incidents took place in the Stockenchurch and Wycombe areas. The rapes took place between 1977 and 1981 and the child cruelty charges relate to incidents of physical abuse between 1979 and 1987.

The victim of the rapes was nine years old when she was first attacked by Lewandowski. She reported what had happened to her to police in 2004 when hearing that he may be returning to the Humberside area where she was then living with her young children.

Prior to the trial, which commenced on 10 April, two further charges were put on the indictment. These related to incidents in which two boys were assaulted with canes, slippers and sticks and locked in bedrooms while Lewandowski was baby sitting them. These incidents took place while they were between four and 11years-old.

Det Sgt Simon Johnson, who led the investigation, told Mix 96: "This investigation began in 2004 and when Lewandowski became aware of this he fled to Mexico.  He later came back to the UK and was arrested in May 2010 but fled to France while on bail, so it took a long time to bring him to justice."

DS Johnson added: "Now that he has been sentenced I hope that his victims can find some closure. He carried out horrendous crimes while in a position of trust and I am pleased that he has finally been brought to justice."

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