Romanian Sex Offender Used Freedom of Movement to Enter UK, Attempted to Rape Grandmother


A Romanian car washer with a history of sexual offences in his home country took advantage of European Union Free Movement to enter the UK where he attempted to rape a grandmother. Cezar Florea, 29, was described as “a violent and dangerous individual” on Friday as he was jailed for 16 years for the “abhorrent” attempted rape of a 52-year-old woman, reports the Daily Mail. The EU national targetted his victim at 6am whilst he was drunk and looking for a prostitute. The court heard Florea had run up behind the grandmother and seized her around the throat with his arm before beating her to the ground, kicking her in the face, and subjecting her to a prolonged attempted rape on June 7, 2014. The sex attacker had failed only because a passer by had intervened. Florea then snatched the woman’s bag, fled the scene, and left the country. The woman had suffered a broken nose and broken arm, as well as long-lasting psychological damage. Her family are now demanding to know how a violent criminal was allowed to enter the country multiple times despite him being a convicted sex attacker with a lengthy criminal record in Romania. Police Attempt to Hide