Two Romanian brothers who were sentenced to 12 years in prison for the brutal rape of a London woman had been released from a French prison in 2016 after serving a sentence for rape.
Ovidiu Mamaliga, 30, and Andrei Mamaliga (pictured), 28, were both found guilty of rape, sexual assault, attempted rape, actual bodily harm, and theft.
The court had heard that the two brothers started a conversation with the victim, a woman in her forties, and one of the brothers followed her into her home asking to use to the toilet.
When the victim told him to leave, the brothers attacked her, tying her up with shoelaces, and undressed and raped her. They then stole her cash, jewellery, and mobile phones.
Detective Inspector Tim Desai, who led the investigation, said: “This was a horrific sex attack committed by two brothers who pose a huge danger to women and should be behind bars.”
“[The victim] has been left traumatised by what happened, and I praise her bravery in first reporting the attack and then coming face-to-face with her attackers and testifying against them to ensure their convictions,” he added.
Metropolitan Police believe that there may be other women the Romanian brothers raped and are urging victims to come forward.
Deportation orders have been made for both once their sentences have been completed; however, it has proven difficult to deport EU criminals, with the Ministry of Justice revealing in November that a deal meant to have facilitated the deportation of just over 4,o00 EU inmates has resulted in just 217 being removed from the UK since 2011.
Breitbart London has previously reported on cases where violent criminals from the EU have been allowed to enter the UK unchecked due to the European Union’s Free Movement rules.
A Romanian car washer with a history of sexual offences in his home country was jailed for 16 years in September after entering the UK and attempting to rape a grandmother.
Marcin Jaworski, a convicted rapist who was handed a suspended sentence in his native Poland in 2014, was able to move to Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Derbyshire Police, in an attempt to protect Jaworski’s ‘human rights’, tried to flout the principles of “open justice” when they applied to keep the rapist’s identity secret in 2016.
And in August 2014, 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Goss was crushed to death in an apparent attempted rape by convicted murderer Arnis Zalkalns, who later killed himself. Zalkalns had served seven years in prison for beating his wife to death in his native Latvia.