“A Polish cleaner has been jailed for 21 months after a judge rejected his claims that his sheltered cultural background was to blame for three sex attacks on complete strangers.
Szczepan Majcherczyk’s defence counsel told Exeter Crown Court that his client’s ‘inappropriate cultural values from his childhood in rural Poland’ caused him to pinch the bottoms of three women.
Judge Francis Gilbert utterly dismissed this explanation and said: ‘If it was up to me, I would deport you.’ Quite right, too. But hang on a minute.
Earlier this year at Nottingham Crown Court, a Muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook was spared jail after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught women are worthless.
Adil Rashid, 18, said he was unaware that it was illegal to have sex with an under-age girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. It seems some cultures are more equal than others.
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