Paedophile complains extradition time is not knocked off his sentence

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court

A paedophile who was extradited to Lancashire to face punishment over possessing horrific child abuse videos has asked a judge to take into account the time he spent in a Polish prison waiting to be taken back to the UK

Polish national Krzysztof Kaczmarski , 33, and formerly of Stanley Terrace, Deepdale, Preston, complained that the 29 days he spent on remand awaiting extradition to the UK to face the charges had not been considered when he was sentenced.

He is currently serving a 16 month jail term that was imposed by the Honorary Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown, in May.

The jail term relates to the discovery of a cache of disturbing images of children and animals found at his home in March 2014.

Kaczmarski, who was wanted for several weeks, was eventually arrested in his native country.

He admitted possession of 116 indecent videos at Category A - the most serious in law, 25 photographs at Category B, and two videos at Category C.

He also admitted possessing a prohibited image of a child, and three counts of making indecent photographs - 90 at category A, 40 at category B and 136 indecent photographs at Category C.

In addition he admitted possessing an extreme image involving a dog and a horse.

Darren Lee-Smith, defending, asked for clarification about whether the number of days he was kept in custody awaiting extradition had been taken into account.

The judge requested documentary evidence to be provided but confirmed the issue would be rectified.