Police can confirm that a fourth person has been sentenced in connection with the kidnap, rape and assault of a man in Bootle in 2015.
In March, 25-year-old Kamil Lesiak of no fixed address was found guilty of False imprisonment, assault causing actual bodily harm, rape and causing a man to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.
Lesiak was sentenced to 18 years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court today, Tuesday 25 May, after an earlier trial of three people in 2016.
Four offenders kidnapped a 27-year-old man in November 2015, keeping him against his will for around 10 hours. Two of the offenders, Lesiak and Daniel Misiolek, subjected him to a series of physical and sexual assaults in that time.
Lesiak was later identified as being involved and was arrested in the Anfield area in September 2020 after failing to appear at court.
The following people were sentenced on Friday, 30 September 2016 following a trial:
Daniel Misiolek of Simons Croft, Netherton was jailed for life after admitting kidnap, rape, false imprisonment, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, robbery, and six counts of causing a male to engage in sexual activity without consent.
Awna Baszak of Simons Croft, Netherton was jailed for 12 years after being convicted of kidnap and two counts of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent following a trial.
Dagmara Szary, of Belton Road, Huyton was jailed for 15 months in a young offenders institution after being convicted of kidnap following a trial.
Following the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Jamie Dean said: “It is pleasing to see this highly disturbing case brought to a full conclusion, and Lesiak facing the consequences of his appalling violence and abuse in 2015. Lesiak and Daniel Misiolek subjected their victim to this horrific ordeal, some of which was filmed by Awna Baszak on a mobile phone.
“The courage the victim has shown during the first trial and in the years since have ensured that four people have now been brought to justice, and hopefully provided some comfort when coming to terms with what happened.
“Rape is a very personal crime, which many victims, understandably, struggle to come to terms with and it can have a devastating effect for the rest of their lives. There is no doubt that this continues to have a profound impact on this victim. Hopefully his immense bravery will encourage other victims of sexual offences to come forward and have the confidence in us to do the right thing and support them throughout their ordeal.
“I want to make it clear that if you report a sexual offence, we will investigate it thoroughly and provide you with the utmost support throughout. We are here to treat you with compassion and respect, and will work tirelessly to put perpetrators before the courts. Specialist police officers from our Unity team work side-by-side with a number of partners including Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs), who work with the victim from the moment the police make the referral through to the court case and beyond.”
Anyone with information or wants to report sexual offence allegation is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063, or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801.