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Rugby man jailed for drugging and raping vulnerable woman

A man has been jailed for 18 years for drugging and raping a vulnerable teenage woman in Rugby.

Andrzej Guzdraj

Andrzej Guzdraj, 32, of Biart Place, Rugby, was sentenced on Wednesday 2 May at Warwick Crown Court after being found guilty of rape and supply of a controlled drug following a trial at the same court.

The offence happened on 26 January 2016. Guzdraj met the victim on Chapel Street, Rugby and engaged her in conversation.

He then gave her an ecstasy tablet, telling her it was a tic tac, and a short time later led her to a shed behind a derelict building where he raped her.

The incident was reported to police and detectives from Rugby CID launched an investigation.

The following day Guzdraj was arrested.

He was sentenced to 16 years for rape and two years for supply of a controlled drug. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Speaking following the sentencing, Detective Constable Alex Horwood said: "The victim was a complete stranger to Guzdraj and I have no doubt her vulnerability would have been clear to him. She had the mental age of a 12 year old and he set about taking advantage of her.

"We welcome the length of the sentence; Guzdraj is a manipulative and dangerous individual and prison is the best place for him.

"This incident was thoroughly investigated by Warwickshire Police and the victim has been supported by specially trained officers throughout."


Poster by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 07/05/18