A man who sexually assaulted a dog walker in Corby has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Ryszard Makowiecki, 31, of Stockwood Mews, Rockingham Road, Corby, appeared at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Monday) and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
He must serve at least two thirds of his sentence before being considered for parole.
On Saturday, August 1, the victim was walking her dog in the woods when she was attacked by Makowiecki.
During the course of the attack he was disturbed by a passer-by who was also walking his dog, who noticed the attack and shouted at the offender.
Makowiecki was given a further six years on extended licence and must sign the sex offenders register indefinitely.
He was also ordered to pay £900 towards court costs and was recommended for deportation.
Makowiecki had pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier preliminary hearing.
DC Lori Webb, from Corby CID, said: “This was a horrific assault and I am glad that the victim can have some closure by knowing that Ryszard will spend time in jail for the ordeal he has put her through.
“I would like to thank the witness who came to the aid of the victim and clearly prevented this attack from continuing.
“I would also like to commend the officers.
“We received a call from the witness at 8.04am, in less than 10 minutes of that call, officers had arrested the suspect.
“As a result of the detailed description given by the witness and the quick response and local knowledge of our officers, we were able to quickly detain the suspect. “This resulted in critical evidence being obtained and a strong case built against the suspect resulting in him pleading guilty.”