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Who is Pawel Pazola ?
A rapist posing as a police officer with a fake gun and badge was jailed today for 14 years for s*xual assault on prostitutes.
Pawel Pazola, 51, of Crawley, West Sussex, used the weapon to subdue the two Brazilian victims while he raped them.
He was convicted of two counts of rape, one count of robbery, one count of impersonating a police officer, and one count of possession of an imitation firearm.
His victims were two s*x workers who were in London at the time of the attacks in 2020.
The sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court came after he was convicted of all charges on September 2 after a two-week trial.wikipedia
During the trial, the court heard details about how Pazola first contacted his victims through an online escort service.
He raped the first victim on August 7 of last year after meeting her at an address in Camden, where he forced her to engage in s*xual acts beyond what was agreed.
The second violation took place on August 22, 2020 in Bayswater, Westminster. Again, Pazola used force to make the victim perform s*xual acts that he had not agreed to.
On both occasions, Pazola posed as a policeman and threatened to deport the victims if they did not comply.
In the second attack, he even showed a fake police badge and a fake gun.
After raping the victims, he recovered the money he had initially paid them. He also stole additional money from his second victim.
The first victim had already reported Pazola to the police on August 10, just 12 days before he carried out his second attack.
The second victim reported her incident to the police on August 27, with the support of the first victim, whom she had met on a WhatsApp group for Brazilian s*x workers in the UK.
Pazola was arrested three days after being reported a second time, on August 30, at an address in Crawley following an investigation by detectives with the North Center Serious S*x Crimes Team.
Detective Sergeant Sam Lockstone, who led the investigation, said: ‘Pazola is a very dangerous predator who sought to exploit the perceived vulnerabilities of the victims for his own gratification and monetary gain.
An imitation police badge, replica black pistol and £ 1,380 in cash were seized from his property during a police search.
An imitation police badge, a replica of a black pistol and £ 1,380 in cash were seized from his property during a police search.
The next day, Pazola was charged and sent to appear in Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, where he was placed in pretrial detention before trial.
His victims testified against him via video link throughout the trial, as they had both returned to Brazil since then.
“I would like to commend the victims for showing such courage and courage throughout this investigation and during the trial. I am especially pleased that our supportive response to the first victim encouraged the second to come forward.
“The Met’s response to s*x work has not changed; Addressing vulnerability and exploitation linked to street, off-street and online s*x work remains our priority.
“Our approach is not to criminalize the s*x workers involved, but to safeguard and support them, and build mutual trust to encourage the exchange of information to improve safety.
“I hope this ruling demonstrates the Met’s commitment to addressing crimes against s*x workers and violence against women and girls in whatever form it takes.”
Following his release from his 14-year sentence, Pazola will remain on leave for another four years.
Pazola has also been subject to the s*x offender notification requirement for the rest of his life.
Pawel Pazola Quick and Facts
- Pawel Pazola, 51, from Crawley used the gun to subdue the two Brazilian victims
- He targeted the s*x workers after finding them online and arranging to meet
- After raping the victims, he took back the money he had initially paid them