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‘Sordid’ Walthamstow sex offender assaulted sleeping woman

Piczak will spend a year in prison and a decade on the sex offenders register
By Waltham Forest Echo

Michal Piczak from Station Road in Walthamstow (credit: British Transport Police)
Michal Piczak from Station Road in Walthamstow (credit: British Transport Police)

A local man was sentenced to a year in jail after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on the Night Tube to Walthamstow Central station.

The victim was travelling home in the early hours of 29th September in 2019 when she fell asleep on the Victoria Line.

When she woke up, she found Michal Piczak, a 31-year-old from Station Road in Walthamstow, had been stroking her unconscious body.

Following an investigation by the British Transport Police, Piczak was found guilty by a jury at Inner London Crown Court after initially denying the sexual assault.

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In a statement yesterday following his sentencing, investigating officer Detective Constable Ibrar Ahmed said: “Piczak is a sordid sex offender who targeted a lone woman as she slept and subjected her to a prolonged sexual assault. 

“His jail term sends out a clear message to anyone who exhibits this type of behaviour on the railway – we will catch you and bring you to justice without exception. 

“If you are a victim of, or witness to, any form of sexual offending on the railway, please report it to us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. Always dial 999 if you’re in immediate danger.”

CCTV footage captured Piczak reaching over the Tube’s aisle to touch the sleeping woman before moving next to her and stroking her legs.

In addition to a one-year jail sentence, Piczak will spend a decade on the sex offenders register.

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