A man who sexually assaulted a dog walker in Thoroughsale Woods, Corby has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Ryszard Makowiecki, aged 31, of Stockwood Mews, Rockingham Road, Corby, appeared at Northampton Crown Court and was sentenced to seven years in prison, of which he must serve at least two thirds.
He was given a further six years on extended license and must sign the sex offenders register indefinitely. He was further ordered to pay £900 towards the costs of the court and was recommended for deportation.
On Saturday, 1 August, the victim was walking her dog in the woods, when she was attacked by Ryszard. During the course of the attack, he was disturbed when a passer-by, who was also walking his dog, noticed the attack and shouted at the offender at which point the offender walked off.
Ryszard previously pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared for a preliminary hearing at Northampton Crown Court on 19, August.
Detective Constable Lori Webb, from Corby CID, told Connect FM: “This was a horrific assault and I am glad that the victim can have some closure by knowing that Ryszard will spend time in jail for the ordeal he has put her through.
“I would like to thank the witness who came to the aid of the victim and clearly prevented this attack from continuing.
”I would also like to commend the officers. We received a call from the witness at 8.04am, in less than 10 minutes of that call, officers had arrested the suspect.
“As a result of the detailed description given by the witness and the quick response and local knowledge of our officers, we were able to quickly detain the suspect. This resulted in critical evidence being obtained and a strong case built against the suspect resulting in him pleading guilty.”