October 2016

Ex Craigneuk man put on sex offenders register after child abuse images conviction

A former Craigneuk resident, driven out of the area after being found guilty of possessing child pornography, this week dodged a jail term.

Dad-of-two Sebastian Sieka appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday to learn his fate after being found guilty at his trial of having the disgusting images on his computer.

Between September 2011 and March last year the 34-year-old possessed indecent images of children at his then home in Gateside Road, Craigneuk.

Sieka also possessed extreme pornographic images depicting in an explicit and realistic way an act which involved sexual activity between a person and an animal.

During his trial, Sieka, now living in Murray Burn Gardens, Edinburgh, claimed the child porn found on several laptops belonged to his girlfriend of five years, Julia.

Julia denied this was the case.

However, despite the guilty verdict at his trial Sieka was spared jail and instead ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for the next five years.

When Sieka was found guilty, Craigneuk residents reacted with fury after they became aware of what he had been doing behind closed doors for the last four years.

At that time, a Police Scotland spokesman told the Wishaw Press: “Since March, there have been numerous calls relating to persons causing annoyance to the residents of Gateside Road.

“On one occasion, the occupiers of the home had their vehicle and property vandalised which appeared to have been a targeted incident.

“Due to this, the residents have now been rehoused to a different location to prevent any further incidents of this kind from occurring.”

May 2016

Sex beast is forced out of home after locals hear about his sordid crimes

Furious Craigneuk residents hit out after a sex beast was back roaming the streets whilst awaiting sentencing for his sick crimes.

Sebastian Sieka, who lived in Gateside Road, with his partner Julia and her two young children, has now been forced out of the area after residents became aware of what he had been doing behind closed doors for the last four years.

Sieka, from Poland, was found guilty of three vile charges at Hamilton Sheriff Court last week.

The 34-year-old denied making and having in his possession indecent images of children between September 5 2011 and March 9 2015 at his home on Gateside Road.

He also pleaded not guilty to having extreme pornographic images depicting in an explicit and realistic way an act which involved sexual activity between a person and an animal.

Former Craigneuk Community Council Christine McGeechan said: “I feel disgusted that I have been living so close to someone so sick.

“He is a vile human being .

“Child porn is absolutely disgraceful.

“People like him should not be housed beside decent people and children.

“We do not want people like that living in our area.

“When I found out he was back out on bail I phoned the housing to get him moved.

“It’s not right that he was allowed back out to be close to innocent children. I’m glad they are gone.”

Craigneuk woman Rosemary Elliot added: “I’m in shock. What goes through these sick people’s minds?

“It’s worrying that disgusting people like him are living in our area. Clearly our children and animals are not safe.

“He needs castrated. I hope he gets locked up for a very long time.”

During the trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court last week Sieka claimed the child porn found on several laptops belonged to his girlfriend of five years Julia.

He said he had his suspicions about her, a claim which she denied.

Sieka, Julia and children have now been moved out of the area after their house and cars windows were smashed .

A Police Scotland Spokesperson said: “Since March there have been numerous calls relating to persons causing annoyance to the residents of Gateside Road.

“On one occasion the occupiers of the home had their vehicle and property vandalised which appeared to have been a targeted incident.

“Due to this the residents have now been rehoused to a different location to prevent any further incidents of this kind from occurring.”

Sieka’s sentencing was deferred until June 15 for the purpose of obtaining reports.