A 37-year-old man has been given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted walking off the street and into a young girl’s bedroom.
Mikolaj Zawilinski, of Farfield Avenue, Beeston, appeared in court and admitted trespassing in a house with intent to commit a sex offence.
He also pleaded guilty to common assault in relation an incident moments earlier in Beeston on July 26 last year.
Officers were called to reports of a man behaving suspiciously in the Beeston area. Zawilinski was said to have approached two girls separately in the street and unsuccessfully encouraged them to follow him before entering a house and going to another girl’s bedroom, where he sat her on his knee. He was then chased out of the house by the girl’s mother.
A manhunt followed, which ended when Zawilinski was caught and detained by members of the public until police arrived and arrested him.
The charge of common assault was in relation to one of the girls he approached in the street, who he tried to grab while saying “come this way”.
In police interview Zawilinski could not explain any reasons for his actions.
Zawilinski was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, March 2, after admitting the offences at a previous hearing. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.
Detective Constable Laura Clapham said: “I would like to thank the victims and witnesses in this case for coming forward. I would also praise the members of the public who helped for their vigilance and community spirit.
“This was a frightening experience, particularly for the girl who was approached in her own home. I hope the police investigation has given the victims and their families some comfort.”