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Bewbush sexual assaults: Man pleads guilty to three offences

News   •   Sep 20, 2019 14:40 BST

A man has pleaded guilty to three counts of sexually assaulting women by touching in Bewbush, Crawley.

Daniel Kolomycki, 29, of Morecombe Close, Crawley, appeared before Crawley Magistrates' Court on Friday (20 September) and admitted sexually assaulting two victims by touching at Bewbush Community Centre on Saturday 14 September and a third count of sexually assaulting by touching a woman outside Bewbush Academy on 18 September.

The court heard that police officers quickly responded to a report from a woman that she had been approached by a man who had sexually assaulted her by touching while she was outside Bewbush Academy on Wednesday afternoon (18 September). With support from the public who had seen the incident, a man was arrested nearby and taken into custody.

Detectives also established that the suspect was the same man who had sexually assaulted two victims by touching at Bewbush Community Centre on 14 September.

Kolomycki was remanded in custody and the case was adjourned for pre-sentence reports until 9 October at Crawley Magistrates' Court.

Detective Sergeant Joel Brooks said: "This was a particularly concerning set of events with the suspect targeting women in public places. Due to the quick response from patrol officers, a prompt and thorough investigation by investigators and the support of the public and victims, we have been able to prevent further offending and stop the suspect from causing any further harm or targeting other victims."

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55423/2019