Man appealing rape conviction
THE Court of Criminal Appeal has reserved judgment in an appeal brought by a Polish man who was jailed for 15 years for subjecting a woman to over half an hour of rape and sexual violence in a public toilet in Kanturk.
Prezemyslaw Jakubowski (39) formerly of Egmont Court, Earls Street, Kanturk had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 12 counts, including rape, oral rape, anal rape, threats to kill, assault causing harm, sexual assault and false imprisonment during the horrendous attack on the woman on March 9, 2010.
Jakubowski, who has a previous conviction for attempted rape, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in November 2012.
The appeal on Monday was moved by Conor Devally SC, who he said the only ground advanced in the conviction appeal was the invalidity of a search warrant relied upon by the prosecution to introduce into evidence items from a search of Jakubowski's house.
Appeal judge Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell said the court would reserve judgment in the matter.