January 2019

Serial cycling groper jailed for string of city centre sex assaults

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A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison after admitting a string of sexual offences in Derby city centre.

Csaba Kiss’s offending, which saw him ride his bike close to his victim before touching them and cycling away, took place over 13 weeks last year and sparked a large-scale police operation.

Thirty-six-year-old Kiss pleaded guilty to 22 offences after he was arrested in November and today was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison at Derby Crown Court.

Once that sentence is served he will be deported to Hungary where he will serve a further two years in prison due to being on licence for his part in an armed robbery for which he was sentenced to 10 years.

Detective Constable Ryan Hockley, who led the investigation in to Kiss, said: “I would like to first thank the 21 victims in this case.

“Each one of them gave crucial information about Kiss which ultimately helped secure his guilty plea.

“They all showed huge courage in coming forward and in agreeing to testify in court should they have been needed.

“I would also like to thank the member of the public who witnessed one of the offences and chased after Kiss. The photo they took greatly assisted our enquiries.

“This was a prolonged and in depth investigation with more than 700 hours of CCTV viewed by officers.

“I, along with the rest of the team, welcome today’s sentence along with the deportation order that will see him serve a further two years in prison in Hungary.”

December 2018

Man admits more than 20 city centre sexual assaults

A 35-year-old man has confessed to a string of sexual assaults on women in Derby – and one victim was a 13-year-old girl.

Csaba Kiss, of St Chads Road, Normanton, pleaded guilty to carrying out 22 sexual assaults on 22 different women across Derby, mainly in the city centre.

Derby Crown Court heard how the assaults were carried out between the dates of Sunday, July 29 and Sunday, November 4.

Kiss, who needed an Hungarian interpreter during the hearing, went up to each of them before sexually assaulting them and riding off on a bike.

Dressed in a black, patterned Adidas tracksuit top, Kiss stood in the dock.

He spoke to confirm his name and to plead guilty to each charge, which was read out to him one after the other.

Judge Bennett remanded Kiss in custody and adjourned the case for sentencing.

He said: “You have pleaded guilty to all the counts in this case today. I will give you credit for that.

“I can’t deal with you today, the reason being that I want a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the probation service.”

The court heard how Kiss was convicted of attempted murder in Hungary, in 2008.

It was revealed that Kiss had been part of a gang which shot a man during a robbery of a cash transit van.

An earlier hearing stated that Kiss moved to the UK from his native country of Hungary back in 2016.

  • The sexual assaults are alleged to have taken place on the following dates:

  • In Leonard Street, on Sunday, July 29.

  • In Station Approach, on Wednesday, August 1.

  • In King Street, on Sunday, August 19.

  • In Cathedral Road, on Friday, August 24.

  • Two assaults, one in Sowter Road and the other in Friary Street, are alleged to have taken place on Thursday, September 13.

  • In St Chads Road, on Friday, September 21.

  • Four sexual assaults are alleged to have happened on Friday, September 28.

  • In Osmaston Road, on Friday, October 5.

  • Three sexual assaults – Saturday, October 13.

  • One on Tuesday, October 16.

  • Six assaults are alleged to have happened on Sunday, November 4.

They were in Agard Street, Willow Row, Green Lane, Lodge Lane, Bridge Street and Mercian Way.

Kiss is next due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Monday, January 1