Polish butcher who committed string of sexual offences jailed for eight-and-a-half years

Pawel Relowicz pleaded guilty to several offences earlier this week. (Facebook)

A butcher who committed “grossly scandalous behaviour” during a campaign of offending against women has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail.

Pawel Relowicz, 25, carried out a number of crimes including masturbating in public, spying on women during “intimate” encounters and stealing sex toys such as vibrators, a dice and condoms.

A court heard the Polish National, who has been living in the UK for seven years, even once left a condom he had worn near a child's toy in what was described as a “calling card” following a break-in.

The offences were committed over a 19-month period between June 2017 and January 2019 and the majority of which were within a 300m radius of his home in Hull, East Yorks., which he shared with his wife.

The father-of-two, who has two young children aged nine months and three, was told on Friday by the Recorder of Sheffield, Jeremy Richardson QC every single one of his crimes “had a sexual undertone”.

Relowicz was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today. (Google)

Relowicz, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, four counts of voyeurism and two counts of outraging public decency on Monday.

He had also been charged with two further counts of burglary, one of outraging public decency and one of handling stolen goods, but these will lie on file.

Opening the case, prosecutor Richard Woolfall said Relowicz committed the first offence when he watched a student “being intimate” with her boyfriend on June 23, 2017.

The female student became aware there was more light coming into the room and then saw Relowicz's head peering through the upper bar window.


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Later at 3.45am, her housemate returned after working in a nightclub and found a used condom on the door handle and pair of knickers on top, a court heard.

A female homeowner then reported seeing the figure of a man at her bedroom door, that had frosted glass panels in it on July 30, 2017.

Relowicz had entered the property through an insecure door upstairs and stole £148 from a handbag and cash which had been left on the kitchen table.

An unwrapped condom was found near a child's toy which had been left as a “calling card” by the defendant in what was described in court as “upsetting and unnerving”.

Relowicz then broke into another student accommodation property through a top window and stole three vibrators kept in a female student's wardrobe in a box on December 8, 2017.

Relowicz admitted a burglary in Ventnor Street (pictured) at a house shared by four female students. (Google)

One of the vibrators was later recovered from the boot of the defendant's car, a court heard.

A woman felt “violated” after spotting the defendant's face just inches from her window while drying herself following a shower on February 16, 2018, a court heard.

A student was then left “terrified” after noticing the defendant outside the window looking in, he was close up to it, almost touching it on May 6, 2018.

On Boxing day 2018, a woman was in her lounge dancing while dressed in leggings and a bra.

She went to change the music and spotted the defendant stood at the side window nearest the door with his hood up.

Two female students were then walking along Newland Avenue at 2.30am on January 12, 2019 and saw a male on the road next to it with his trousers pulled down around his thighs.

He was said to have been masturbating while looking directly at one of the women.

He also masturbated in front of two female students on Newlands Road. (Google)

The second woman shouted he was disgusting but the defendant continued and didn’t seem bothered she had seen him.

A condom was recovered around a month later after the offence described in court as “grossly scandalous behaviour”.

On January 20, 2019, a 17-year-old girl was sitting on a wall with her “intoxicated” female friend at 12.30am when she saw the defendant masturbating next to a tree some four to five metres away.

During interview, the defendant claimed he was out running and needed to urinate, but after one of the girls made a nude sign towards him he then decided to urinate on the door handle.

On January 26, 2019, the defendant entered a terrace house where four female students lived via an insecure window on the ground floor.

He stole a laptop, four photographs from a collage on the wall and some condoms from the desk drawer of one of the students in Ventnor Street.

Relowicz also stole two vibrators, lubrication, a box of condoms, a sex game dice, a laptop and a Kindle from another room in the property.

Mitigating, Dale Brook told a court a spell in custody would be made “all the worse” by the fact Relowicz has two young children.

He said: “The reading of the case is that it's purely opportunist rather than one of significant planning.

“He is 25-years-old and he has been in the UK for seven years. He is a hard-working individual.

“He has worked since being in the UK. He was married in 2014 and he has two young children. A nine-month-old and a three-year-old. This is his first taste of custody.”

Mr Brook said the defendant's intention is to return to Poland “as soon as possible”.

The Recorder of Sheffield, Jeremy Richardson QC said: “It's not a one-off, it's a campaign. Every single one of these crimes has a sexual undertone.

“Your criminality, taken as a whole, plainly warrants a sentence of imprisonment of some substance.

“The issue for me to decide is how long that sentence should be.”

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