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Man, 34, jailed for sex assault

Mold Crown Court
The judge told Peter Kalytta he had abused the hospitality shown to him

A man has been jailed for four years for sexually assaulting a woman at a house where he was spending the night.

Peter Kalytta, 34, was cleared of rape but convicted of a serious sexual assault on the woman in Corwen, Denbighshire, last July.

After getting drunk, he had gone home with one of the victim's family. He then assaulted the victim, who is in her 60s, the following morning.

Kalytta, of Fulham in London, denied both charges at Mold Crown Court.

In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Merfyn Hughes ordered that Kalytta should register with the police as a sex offender for life.

He commended the victim for having the courage to report the crime.

"In this day and age those who are prepared to go through the criminal justice system ought to be recognised for their courage," he said.

Kalytta, who holds dual Columbian and German nationality, was in Corwen on business when the assault happened.

He trembled and cried in the dock as he was sentenced.

The judge told Kalytta he had abused the hospitality given to him that night.

"What you did was to abuse that trust quite dreadfully," he said.

Defending, barrister Duncan Bould said Kalytta had acted out of character.

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