A drug-addled father-of-two filmed himself raping his wife after she refused to marry him. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Bartosz Sokolowski (37), slapped and strangled her as he recorded himself raping the woman.

The victim reported him as a suspect to police. He also claimed that he had sexually assaulted the victim with a perfume bottle.

He also bombarded her via text messages, boasting about recording the frightening ordeal on his smartphone. 

After a trial at Warwick Crown Court, the father-of-two denied rape. However, a jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict in 90 minutes.

Bartosz Sokolowski, 37, a father-of-two from Poland and living in Birmingham, has been jailed for 11 years after being found guilty of rape after attacking a woman in her home in Rugby, Warwickshire, in 2019

Bartosz Sokolowski, 37-year-old father-of-two, is currently in Birmingham after being found guilty of rape in relation to an attack on a woman in her home, Rugby, Warwickshire.

On Thursday 28 October, Sokolowski, a Polish national from Birmingham, was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was cleared from sexual assault by the perfume bottle. 

Judge Andrew Lockhart stated that he behaved in a ‘appalling’ way towards her as he forced him to perform sex on her.

He said, ‘On that evening you behaved very dangerously.

“There was humiliation and degradation. I found that you recorded the events as you claimed in the texts.

“In those texts, we see what you can’t admit because you don’t want to admit it. That you were sorry that you had raped her.

The court heard Sokolowski had taken drugs and drank alcohol when he attacked the woman in her Rugby, Warwickshire home in 2019.

Talbir Singh, the prosecution’s lead investigator, said that he strangled and slapped the victim when she refused to do sex with him in the living-room.

Sokolowski slapped her twice while she refused his demands. Then he pulled her back onto a sofa and forced her to kneel as they took off his pants and underwear. 

Sokolowski tried forcefully to force himself on the victim, but she refused to comply. He then “did as she asked until she fell asleep”. 

The woman fled, telling a friend about what happened. When they returned to her house, they called the police.

Sokolowski was initially arrested on the spot but denied raping her. She also claimed that bruises on her face were from dental treatment.

Ian Windridge, the defending, stated that Sokolowski had no prior convictions and was a’man who is capable of hardwork,’ with two children living in Poland. 

He said that there is no evidence he recorded the incident but that he told her, so one can assume that there was a recording. 

After the guilty verdict, Mr Singh stated that the woman had made an oral statement in which she claimed it took her six more months to start her life over again.

He stated that Sokolowski had ‘imposed his violent sexual will in an undesirable fashion’ in the case.

Judge Andrew Lockhart at Warwick Crown Court, at the Warwickshire Justice Centre, told Sokolowski he behaved in an 'appalling way' towards the victim as he forced her to perform a sex act on him when she continued to refuse his advances

At Warwickshire Justice Centre, Judge Andrew Lockhart told Sokolowski that he behaved in an “appalling” way towards the victim. He forced her to perform sex acts on him after she refused to accept his advances.

Warwick Crown Court heard Sokolowski tell Warwick Crown Court that the victim’s rape allegation had been fabricated by both her friend and the woman, after he claimed he had rejected her advances.

As Sokolowski was being held in jail, Judge Lockhart stated to Sokolowski: “We start, as it must, with the victim for your offending.” She describes it as difficult to come to terms what you did.

“She had to come to you and be told by counsel that she had told lies, that she and her friend had fabricated this account, and that her friend had injured her. 

Sokolowski was also required to register as a sexual offender for life. He will have to serve two-thirds his 11-year sentence before being released.