EXCLUSIVE: Man wanted in Poland in connection with rape agrees to extradition
A MAN wanted in Poland in connection with a rape has agreed to be extradited from the UK.
Janusz Ciechowicz, 48, of an unknown address, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on December 14.
The Pole was earlier arrested in the UK under a European Arrest Warrant from Poland.
In October 2021 Polish Police put out an appeal for information about his whereabouts and said at the time he could be in the UK.
He had been sought since 2019.
Translated into English, the appeal said they were: "looking for a 47-year-old recently registered in Żelechów, referring to Art. 197. Rape or extortion of sexual activity.
"Policemen from the Poviat Police Headquarters in Garwolin are looking for Janusz Ciechowicz, 47, convicted under Art. 197 pairs 3 PC The man recently lived in Żelechów. All persons who have information that may help in determining his whereabouts are asked to contact the Police - from the Poviat Police Headquarters in Garwolin." At the hearing this month, he consented to be extradited to Poland in custody.
Agreeing to extradition is not an admission of guilt.
It is not known when he will be sent.