Ipswich: Pervert who put his hand up victims’ skirts is ordered to attend sex offenders course

Ipswich Crown Court Ipswich Crown Court

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
9:12 AM

A pervert who groped six women after putting his hand up their skirts has walked free from court after a judge ordered him to attend a course for sex offenders.

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Labourer Krzysztof Bak targeted women in their late teens and 20s who were wearing skirts above the knee and approached them in shops in Ipswich town centre and on one occasion in an underpass, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Robert Sadd, prosecuting said the first of the six sex assaults happened on March 8 at 3.15pm when the victim was looking at items in a shop and felt a hand go under her skirt and grab her bottom.

“It was a hard grip using the whole hand,” said Mr Sadd. “She was shocked and slapped his hand away and the defendant mumbled that he was sorry and walked off.”

He said that on each of the five subsequent assaults Bak put his hand up the women’s skirts and “groped” their groin or bottom.

Mr Sadd said Bak, a Polish national, was identified on CCTV footage by a public protection officer who recognised him.

The court heard that Bak had appeared before magistrates in 2011 for nine offences of voyeurism arising out of him taking photographs of unsuspecting women at Crown Pools in Ipswich with his mobile phone.

On that occasion he was given a community order and ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work in the community.

Bak, 29, of Bransby Gardens, Ipswich admitted six offences of sexual assault on women between March 8 and May 19 and was given a two year community order during which he will have to attend the Thames Valley Sex Offenders’ Treatment Programme.

Sentencing him Judge David Goodin said Bak had spent three weeks in custody since his arrest.

He said Bak’s offending had escalated from taking “unpleasant and intrusive” pictures of women in swimming pools to “nasty, unpleasant and alarming” physical assaults on six women in Ipswich town centre.

Paul Donegan for Bak, who held his head in his hands and sobbed during the sentencing hearing, said the offences were opportunist and had happened over a period of six weeks.

9 comments

  • @ pcplod - brilliant! Yes agreed send criminal immigrants home after their jail sentence, get out of the eu club now!

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    john

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Any criminal involved in sex offences should be jailed and deported; let their own country pay for the 'rehabilitation' or sort out the offender in their own way.

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    Johnthebap

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Why are they sending him on a sex offender's course? After the sixth time you'd have thought he'd got the hang of it.

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    PC Plod

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Cut his b---s off then send him home

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    pandy

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • What a joke, those poor young ladies must've been terrified and he walks free AGAIN. If he goes on to commit more serious sex offences then the justice system, more specifically Mr David Goodin will be partly to blame.

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    a friend

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • This cannot be how justice works or how protecting the public works. I guarantee we will see this worm attack again, will it be your daughter?

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    Suffolk Boy

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Up the wall, up the chimney...

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    Paul Wauly

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Immigrants with criminal records must be sent back to where they came from, this would not of happened if this law was in place, at the moment you have to be sent to prison for 6 months to 1 year. Another reason to get out of the EU.

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    a west

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • This is disgusting. The poor victims must feel awful that a vile man should be let off for what he has made them feel like, then they read that he has already been charged in 2011 for a similar offence. The judges really must rethink punishment for crimes like this. I hope that the victims can get through this.

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    tonihiggs

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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