Man jailed for Bonfire Night sex attack in Wembley

Mother was groped in front her three children on Guy Fawkes Night

A sex predator who attacked a mother in front of her three children in Wembley has been jailed for 18 months.

Harrow Crown Court heard Mateusz Zmujdzin, 27, left the woman fearing for her life after drunkenly pouncing on her as she returned home from a firework display on November 5 last year.

He groped her breasts and bottom and slapped her around the face while her three children, aged between four-weeks-old and 10, screamed for help.

Amanda Hamilton, prosecuting, said: “She noticed he smelt of alcohol and was staggering slightly, carrying a can of beer.

“She challenged him, saying, ‘Who are you, what do you want?’

“He said, ‘I’m coming into your house’.”

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When the victim threatened to call the police, Zmujdzin kept repeating the same response, the court heard.

Ms Hamilton said: “He grabbed her clothing and as she struggled, she fell down a flight of stairs and banged her head.

“He slapped her on her arm and around the face about 10 times, using the back and palm of his hand.”

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke of her ordeal in a statement, saying: “I don’t know what effect this will have on the children.

“I felt frightened for my life and the children’s lives. I didn’t know what he was going to do with us.”

When he was arrested Zmujdzin claimed he could not remember the attack, but later admitted common assault and sexual assault.

Jailing him Judge Ronald Moss said: “This wasn’t a drunken grope, it was a sustained incident.

“I think the public need protection from you in the only way available, which is a custodial sentence.”

Zmujdzin from Perivale, west London, must also sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.