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Rapist jailed for attack in 1999

Kazimierz Sadowski
Sadowski offered the girl's mother money to withdraw her statement

A man has been jailed for raping a teenager more than 10 years ago after DNA testing helped identify him.

Kazimierz Sadowski, 32, from Barking, east London, offered the girl a lift home from central London in July 1999.

Sadowski threatened and raped the girl before releasing her. His DNA, obtained last year for a separate drink driving offence, matched DNA on her clothing.

He was jailed for eight years after being found guilty of three counts of rape and two of indecent assault.

'Break her neck'

The woman and two of her friends were offered a lift home from Leicester Square by Sadowski and an unnamed man, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Having dropped off her friends, Sadowski forced himself upon the "terrified" teenager.

She twice tried to escape but was dragged back by Sadowski and his accomplice.

Sadowski slapped the girl during her first escape bid and after her second attempt he threatened to "break her neck".

After being assaulted by both men she was released near her west London home.

The girl reported the attack to police the next day and explained that one of her attackers had a tattoo of a serpent, crescent moon and stars on his shoulder.

Bribe claim

Sadowski was linked to the attack when he was arrested for drink driving last year, and his DNA matched that found on the girl's clothing.

He was found to have the tattoo described by his victim but Sadowski denied "forcing any woman to have sex".

Sadowski subsequently asked an unidentified friend to contact his victim's mother in Poland and offer 15,000 euros (£13,853) for her daughter to withdraw her police statement, the court heard.

As part of his sentence Sadowski was ordered to remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

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