A convicted sex offender allowed into Britain was yesterday jailed for life for rape.
Zsolt Suhaj, 25, was deported from Canada to his Hungary birthplace in 2012 for a series of sex attacks. He was then let into the UK as he had family here.
But Suhaj, of Nelson, Lancs, broke into women’s homes in 2016 and raped a 66-year-old, Burnley crown court was told.
During his five month campaign between May and October last year police received six reports of women aged between 22 and 64 waking up to find Suhaj prowling round their homes.
In one incident he was found stood over a young woman’s bed by her her boyfriend as she lay asleep.
In another incident a 70-year old woman woke up to find Suhaj stood in front of her wardrobe looking at her with an ”an intense hard stare.”
He was arrested after local takeaway staff recognised CCTV images of a suspect police wanted to trace.
Yesterday at Burnley crown court, Suhaj had to be dragged from the dock after he began banging his head against the glass.
Earlier he was heard shouting: ”I’m going to kill you” to his own lawyer as he was being held in the cells.
Suhaj will have to serve 22 years although he can apply to parole board for early release after he has served 11 years.
No deportation order was made.
Passing sentence Judge Sara Dodd said: ”You are every woman’s worst nightmare. In my judgment given your previous convictions you are clearly dangerous.
“There’s a clear pattern of you sexually offending against women. You targeted properties you thought women would be alone at their most vulnerable asleep in their beds. You took a knife with you when you raped one victim.
“You will continue to pose a significant risk of harm to women. I would be failing in my public duty if I didn’t impose a life sentence. On all the information it’s not possible to say when or if you will no longer pose a risk to women.”
Suhaj was found guilty of rape, sexual assault, trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence at five homes and attempting to trespass with intent.