A PAEDOPHILE was caught after shocked witnesses spotted him through a bedroom window attacking a young girl, while his girlfriend watched.
Kazimierz Kowejsza, 54, has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years and his partner, who hid a bed when police entered the West Yorkshire property, is now also behind bars.
Witnesses had called 999 on a Sunday evening last September when the incident unfolded in front of them.
When officers entered the bedroom they found Kowejsza naked with the little girl.
Kowejsza’s partner Eva Tyrminska, 53, was found hiding under the bed fully clothed having aided and abetted his abuse of the girl. She was jailed for eight years.
A man and a woman, who cannot be named for legal reason, were found drunk in the house when it was raided. They were both jailed for child neglect.
Kowejsza, of Wakefield, pleaded guilty to rape and attempted rape of the young girl, while his partner, also of Wakefield, was found guilty of two charges of aiding or abetting the rape.
Sentencing the pair, Judge Mark Bury, said: “Kowejsza you abused this girl in the vilest way. You were both under the influence of alcohol, but not so much that you did not know what you were doing.
“You, Tyminska, could have stopped this entire incident . By your presence you encouraged Kowejsza to behave in this most appalling manner.
“You raped her in front of six witnesses who looked on in shock and disbelief. This experience will live on with them forever.”
Hull Crown Court heard social services had twice been alerted to the little girl’s neglect.
She was now thriving in permanent foster care.
Kowejsza protested his innocence initially telling police he was getting ready for bed at 6pm with Tyminska, and neither of them expressed any remorse for their offending.
Robin Frieze, for Kowejsza, said his client had no record of offending in the UK or Poland.
Matthew Harding, for Tyminska, said there was no evidence she had held the girl down.
The two other people found drunk in the house were also sentenced - a man in his 40s was found guilty of child neglect and jailed for nine months while a woman in her 30s was jailed for two-and-a-half years, also for child neglect.
Judge Bury told Kowejsza and Tyminska they could be considered by the Home Offce for deportation to Poland before the end of their UK prison sentences.
He told the pair they would have to sign the UK Sex Offenders Register for life.
After the case Det Chief Insp Adrian Taylor, said: “This was a truly horrendous crime which quite rightly caused shock in the local community, especially amongst those who witnessed it.
“Sexual exploitation and offending against any person, but particularly children, is an abhorrent offence and I would urge anyone who had any information about these type of offences in Wakefield or anywhere else in West Yorkshire to contact police on 101.”
Wakefield Council said they would not be carrying out a serious case review.
John Wilson, Wakefield Council’s corporate director for children and young people, said: “The family first became known to us 18 months ago when concerns were raised by other professionals, and these professionals put appropriate support in place.
“Following a subsequent alert by a memeber of the public, we took immediate action and the child was removed and placed in a safe environment with foster parents.”