Friday 20 July 2018

Man guilty of third sex attack

Stock picture: Getty
Stock picture: Getty

Declan Brennan

A roofer who violently attacked three women in Dublin over a five-year period will be sentenced in May.

Slawomir Gierlowski (33), of Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, had denied attacking the women in 2011, 2015 and 2016 at locations around Clondalkin, south Dublin.

After a three-week trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, a jury of 11 men yesterday found Gierlowski guilty of carrying out the 2016 attack. The jury had returned guilty verdicts the previous day in relation to the earlier offences.

Judge Pauline Codd commended the three complainants for the strength and courage shown by each of them in giving evidence.

Gierlowski, a Polish national who has lived and worked in Ireland since 2008, sat impassively as the verdicts were delivered. He has been in custody since his arrest in June 2016 as a suspect for the attack the previous month.

Judge Codd remanded him in continuing custody until May 14 for a sentence hearing.

In the first two attacks, the victims were walking home late at night. The third attack took place in broad daylight.

Irish Independent

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