Mansfield Woodhouse paedophile jailed for 30 years after multiple rapes of teenager
A convicted paedophile who controlled and raped a teenage girl multiple times – including on his wedding night - has been locked up for 30 years.
‘Dangerous sexual predator’ Jason Guzikowski, 51, was handed the sentence after being convicted of eight counts of rape at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday (April 28).
He began abusing his victim when she was just 13 years old and preyed on her vulnerability, the court was told.
Guzikowski, of Vale Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, raped the youngster for the first time in 1997 and throughout the next two years he attacked his terrified victim on multiple occasions.
Contact stopped when the victim was 15 and both moved to different areas of the country but, by 2012, Guzikowski was back in contact with her and he continued his abuse.
The trail of historic abuse was reported to Nottinghamshire Police in 2019 and he was finally brought to justice this week.
Guzikowski had previously served a four-and-a-half year sentence for sexual offences committed against children and adults, the court was told.
Det Chief Insp Clare Dean, of Nottinghamshire Police's Public Protection team, paid tribute to Guzikowski’s victim for showing ‘huge amount of courage’ to report his horrific crimes to police.
"Guzikowski is a dangerous sexual predator,” she said. “Thirty years absolutely reflects the gravity of his offending and the impact it has had on the victim. He will remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.
“The manipulation and abuse this victim suffered at the hands of Guzikowski is absolutely unthinkable and we want to commend her for the huge amount of courage she had coming forward and disclosing what Guzikowski had done to her.
"This was a complex case and in particular DC Kirsty Ford, who investigated the case, did an incredible job of securing a successful conviction.
"We understand the impact this kind of abuse has on victims, particularly when this has happened at such a young age. The effects are profound and we are committed to investigating any such reports thoroughly and bringing those responsible to justice.
"We also understand how difficult it can be for those who have suffered such abuse to come forward, but encourage them to do so. We always treat such reports extremely sensitively."