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Slovakian Brothers Jailed for Child Sex Abuse

A Slovakian man and his brother have recently been jailed following a string of child sex offences in Britain, thirteen months after initially being charged.

Better Way of Life

Eduard Peticky and his brother, Ludovit, moved to Yorkshire in 2008 for a ‘better way of life’. It was here that they trafficked and abused their victims, with offences taking place between 2010 and 2012 in the Eastwood area of Rotheram.

Ludovit Peticky was jailed last week for twelve years for offences against a boy aged between 3 and 5, a five year old girl and a third victim aged between ten and eleven. He was charged with five counts of sexual assault of a child under thirteen and one count of causing or inciting a child under thirteen to engage in sexual activity.

Eduard Peticky was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least ten years. He was charged with four offences last year. They include sexual activity with a child, trafficking for sexual exploitation, causing or inciting a child under thirteen to engage in sexual activity and sexual assault on a child under thirteen.

Delayed Sentencing

The brothers were jailed following a four day trial, in which they had originally denied the charges brought against them. British authorities had tried to get hold of details of previous convictions that had occurred when the brother lived in Slovakia and this resulted in the delay of their sentencing.

Slovakian authorities reported that Eduard had a ‘psychopathic personality’ and was a ‘particularly repeat offender’ according to Judge Kelson, sentencing. He added:

“This was a truly horrifying incident. It is as depraved as depraved could be. It is nothing short of horrific.”

He also said of Eduard Peticky that his case was ‘one of the utmost gravity’ and that he ‘poses a significant risk to members of the public’.

Foreign Nationals and Previous Convictions

The judge also went on to say that this case highlights the requirement for ‘improvements in providing courts with details about previous convictions of EU nationals involved in criminal cases here in the UK. He added:

‘The police acted with the utmost urgency in trying to obtain the relevant information. It is now 13 months on and they have finally succeeded.

‘It is an inevitable consequence of freedom of movement but somehow something must be done to improve the obtaining of criminal records and proof of them for criminal proceedings.’

A spokesperson for the Home Office stated:

‘Foreign criminals have no place in the United Kingdom and this Government is using all the resources available to protect the British public.

‘In the last five years, we have strengthened the UK’s ability to request and obtain criminal records data from other countries about foreign nationals who are arrested in the UK.

‘Since 2010, checks on foreign nationals going through the UK criminal justice system have increased by more than 1,000 per cent, helping ensure more foreign criminals are taken off our streets and making our communities safer.

‘The Government is also providing leadership in Europe, and across the world, on efforts to improve the proactive sharing of information between countries about foreign offenders.’

Investigating Officer Detective, Constable Ian Hampshire said:

‘These young children suffered horrific abuse at the hands of these brothers over a prolonged period of time.

‘The harm that they caused will stay with them forever. I am pleased the young victims found the courage to tell someone what had happened to them so that we could take swift action against the men and bring them to justice.’

‘I hope this will encourage other victims of abuse to come forward if they feel able to and report what has happened to them in the knowledge they will be listened to and we will investigate thoroughly.’

Sexual abuse claims – expert advice

Hampson Hughes Solicitors specialises in directing sexual abuse claims in a considerate and compassionate manner. Our Abuse & Criminal Injuries Department is headed by Greg Neill – Greg is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL).

For an open and friendly conversation about your situation, and to find out how we can assist you relevant to your individual experience, call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hh-law.co.uk

You will be given the direct-dial of your case handler, meaning that you will always be able to reach the person you need.

Source: Mail Online

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