Merseyside Police can confirm three people have today (Friday, 30 September) been jailed following the kidnap and assault of a man in Bootle. Daniel Misiolek, 41, of Simons Croft, Netherton was jailed for life after admitting kidnap, rape, false imprisonment, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, robbery, and six counts of causing a male to engage in sexual activity without consent. Awna Baszak, 27, of Simons Croft, Netherton was jailed for 12 years after being convicted of kidnap and two counts of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent following a trial. Dagmara Szary, 19, of Belton Road, Huyton was jailed for 15 months in a young offenders institution after being convicted of kidnap following a trial. The three offenders kidnapped a 27-year-old man on 28 November last year, keeping him against his will for more than 24 hours. Misiolek subjected him to a series of physical and sexual assaults in that time. Misiolek must also sign the Sex Offender's Register for life and is disqualified from working with children and vulnerable adults for life. Following the sentencing hearing at Liverpool Crown Court, Detective Constable Jamie Dean, who investigated the incident, said: “This case was one of the most disturbing I have ever investigated. “Daniel Misiolek subjected his victim to a horrific series of sexual assaults and Baszak was found to have filmed some of the assaults on a mobile phone. "I would like to praise the bravery and courage of the victim for telling the police in the first instance and for the strength he has shown during the court process. It is testament to him that despite enduring such an extremely traumatic experience, he was able to provide police with a thorough and detailed account, which has helped us bring the offenders to justice. “Hopefully his bravery will encourage other victims of sexual offences to come forward and have the confidence in us to do the right thing and support them throughout their ordeal. “Rape is a very personal crime, which many victims, understandably, struggle to come to terms with and it can have a devastating effect for the rest of their lives. There is no doubt that this has had a significant impact on this young victim, who will now have to live with this for his life. "His support of the police investigation has led to a very dangerous man being sent to jail for life and to other people being protected from him. "If anybody is out there suffering in silence I want you to know that there is help and support available to you, both from Merseyside Police, where we have specially trained officers who will listen to you and treat you with sensitivity and compassion, and from reliable and trusted support groups who will support you from your initial report and for as long as you need. "There is a great deal of support and advice out there and we can put measures in place to help victims from the point they make a report to the police right through to the court hearing. “I would urge anyone who has been sexually assaulted or raped to find it within themselves to tell someone what has happened to them so that they do not continue to suffer in silence.”
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