Man jailed for historic rapes - Bucks


A 50-year-old man has been jailed for 19-years after being found guilty of historic rape and child cruelty charges.

Leon Lewandowski, of no fixed abode, but formerly of Stokenchurch, was sentenced to 13-years after being found guilty of four of  six rape charges, and six years for the child cruelty at Amersham Crown Court on Monday, 16 April 2012.

The incidents took place in the Wycombe and Stokenchurch areas. The rapes took place between 1977 and 1981 and the child cruelty charges relate to incidents of physical abuse between 1979 and 1987.

The victim of the rapes was 9-years-old when she was first attacked by Lewandowski. She reported what had happened to her to police in 2004 when hearing that he may be returning to the Humberside area where she was then living with her young children.

Prior to the trial, which commenced on 10 April, two further charges were put on the indictment. These related to incidents in which two boys were assaulted with canes, slippers and sticks, and locked in bedrooms while Lewandowski was baby sitting them. These incidents took place while they were between four and 11-years-old.