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Child sex abuser David Glausiusz fails in legal challenge against convictions

He was jailed for 22 years last April

    A member of Salford’s Charedi community, who was jailed for the rape and abuse of children, has failed in a legal challenge to his convictions.

    David Glausiusz, 48, used significant violence against his victims, who were subjected to degrading attacks.

    Glausiusz, of Leicester Road, Broughton Park, was convicted of three rapes and six sexual assaults at Manchester Crown Court after a seven-week trial last year.

    Glausiusz was jailed for 16 years, with another six years to be served consecutively for other crimes against children.

    On Tuesday, Glausiusz launched appeals against his sex offence convictions, claiming a series of mistakes during his trial meant the jury's guilty verdicts were "unsafe".

    The trial judge had not properly warned the jury about how to consider some of the evidence, his lawyers claimed.

    Potentially critical evidence had also been included in the trial in order to "bolster an inherently weak" case against him, they said.

    It consisted of images of naked teenage women which were found on his laptop and which his lawyers claimed had prejudiced the jury against him.

    There was also "fresh evidence" from a new witness which suggested that one of Glausiusz's victims had admitted he was lying, it was claimed.

    After a 90-minute hearing at the Court of Appeal in London on Tuesday, appeal judge Mr Justice Holgate rejected Glausiusz's case.

    "Overall, there is no arguable basis for contending that any of the convictions were unsafe," he said. "Therefore, the renewed application for leave to appeal is refused."

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