Salford man given 10-year jail sentence for sex offences
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Bartosz Godlewski (DOB 11/06/92), of Canterbury Gardens, Salford, was jailed for 10 years and four months yesterday (18 November) following a series of "shocking and horrific" sex offences which occurred earlier this year.
Godlewski pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault by penetration, and he was sentenced yesterday at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester.
He was issued with a lifetime restraining order.
The incidents, which occurred between 13 and 14 February 2021, involved Godlewski filming himself raping the victim, the court heard.
The victim - a 30 year old female - reported the incident to police on 14th February and an investigation subsequently began by GMP Salford's Criminal Investigation Department.
The victim has been supported throughout the operation by specialist officers and partner agencies.
Detective Constable Stuart Bentley, of GMP Salford CID, said: "I would like to thank the victim for coming forward to speak with police about this shocking and horrific incident.
"Godlewski is now a convicted rapist who is going to serve a long custodial sentence. While this won't take away the impact this incident has and will continue have on the victim, I hope it offers her with some closure after a very tough period in her life.
"I strongly urge anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse to get in contact with the police so that we can make sure those reports are investigated with a view to bring the offenders to justice."
Anyone affected by this case should contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk , or call 101. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email [email protected]
Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182