Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Victor Akulic a Lithuanian child rapist was allowed into UK to launch brutal rape on woman

A 'dangerous' Lithuanian rapist who subjected a woman to a brutal sex attack was allowed into the UK despite having a conviction for raping a seven-year-old girl.

Victor Akulic is appealing the life sentence he was given in February, but now a top judge has queried why he could 'walk into the country' in the first place after the sex attack on a young girl.

During the Lithuanian's appeal hearing at London's Criminal Appeal Court, Lady Justice Hallett asked: 'Do we let in just anyone, even if they have such a serious conviction?'

Her remarks came as lawyers for Victor Akulic challenged the life sentence handed to him at Maidstone Crown Court in February, after he was convicted of rape, assault and intimidation of a woman.

Akulic, 44, from Sheerness, Kent, was ordered to serve at least eight-and-a-half years behind bars before he can apply for parole.

But the Appeal Court has now overturned the sentence, replacing it with imprisonment for public protection with a seven-year minimum term. Read More