A man who raped, sexually abused and then beat his victims - to ensure their silence - has been jailed for 22 years.

David Glausiusz, 47, must sign the sex offenders register for life after being convicted after a seven-week trial Manchester Crown Court.

A sentencing hearing was told how he raped one of his victims, struck them with a piece of wood and stood on their stomach.

A member of Salford’s Orthodox Jewish community, Glausiusz also cut off one of his victims’ sidelocks, which the judge described as a ‘despicable act to cause him maximum humiliation and distress’.

He convinced his victims they would not be believed if they reported his crimes.

The court was told the victims were also threatened about potential repercussion in the community if they dared to report it.

Glausiusz, of Broughton Park, Salford , was convicted of three counts of rape of a boy under the age of 13.

He was also found guilty of six counts of sexual assault against a child under the age of 13, three counts of assault, and three counts of child cruelty.

Judge Martin Rudland told Glausiusz he will spend half of his sentence in prison, and the rest on licence.

Compensation is set to be awarded to his victims at a further hearing, to be held at the same court within 28 days.

Judge Rudland said: “Because of their youth and lack of understanding of sexual matters all children had some difficulty describing what had happened to them.”

Glausiusz was convicted after a seven-week trial Manchester Crown Court
The judge commended the police officers in the investigation for their work in bringing the case to court and supporting the victims.

In an unusual move, nine jurors who had served during the trial came back to court to hear the sentence passed for themselves.

Police were first alerted in April 2014, when a referral was made to Salford Children’s Social Care raising concerns about a young boy.

Officers said after months of further enquiries, both locally and internationally, they identified a number of other victims.

Glausiusz, of Leigh Road, was found guilty of recent and non-recent abuse against his victims including children as young as seven.

After the hearing, Det Ch Insp Alan Clitherow, of GMP’s Salford Borough, said: “The astounding bravery shown by those who suffered at the hands of Glauciusz has helped put a stop to his prolific and frankly evil actions.

“We are determined to continue working with a range of partners to safeguard victims and prosecute offenders and I’d like to recognise the valiant steps his victims have taken to put him behind bars.
“Tackling sexual and physical abuse of children and young people will remain a priority for GMP but protecting children and young people is the responsibility of us all.

“It is crucial that we work together to identify individuals who prey on vulnerable children and empower young people to speak up.”

An NSPCC spokesman added: “Glausiusz is a clear danger to children and his calculated and sickening attacks will have had a deeply damaging effect on his young victims.

“His lack of remorse, coupled with his attempts to evade justice by intimidating his young victims into silence, is deeply shocking.

“Their incredible courage in speaking out has helped bring Glausiusz to justice and we hope the sentence will give his victims some level of comfort and that they are receiving the necessary support to recover.”