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Article in Dundee Courier about assault of 10 year old girl in supermarket toilets

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howonearthdidwegethere Sat 02-Feb-19 10:25:56

The original article was very odd in that it completely avoiding naming the sex of the perpetrator. Well, guess what?

Never happens, of course.

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/819644/mum-of-supermarket-toilet-sex-assault-victim-warns-freed-attacker-could-strike-again/?fbclid=IwAR1BjeZ0GLBEa4iRDzUXAABAzAkHHl3HBdfac2NqBfN-JyKO6GYyw1l1FcY

MoseShrute Sat 02-Feb-19 10:27:36

No, this never happens of course

nauticant Sat 02-Feb-19 10:30:00

I don't know what you are talking about. I open this thread and see nothing at all. No words, nothing.

I clicked the link that wasn't there and it went nowhere.

heresyandwitchcraft Sat 02-Feb-19 10:31:05

Is this the same case that was discussed some months back?

howonearthdidwegethere Sat 02-Feb-19 10:32:26

Yes.

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/702003/fife-teen-on-sex-offenders-register-after-supermarket-child-attacks/

bubblewire Sat 02-Feb-19 10:32:51

@nautican:

A mother has blasted the sentence given to a sex offender who attacked her 10-year-old daughter in a supermarket toilet.

The woman – who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child – voiced fury that Katie Dolatowski had been freed to serve her sentence in the community.

Dolatowski, 18, sexually assaulted the girl in the toilets of Morrisons, Kirkcaldy.

She grabbed the terrified youngster by the face, shoved her into the cubicle and ordered her to remove her trousers.

But instead of being jailed at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Dolatowski, who identifies as a woman but was believed by her victim’s family to be a man, was given community payback and tagging orders.

The mum felt “very, very let down” and said: “I don’t have any confidence whatsoever that he will not go out and do something equally as bad or worse.”

The girl had been sledging when the assault occurred on March 4, last year, a month after Dolatowski had filmed a 12-year-old girl on the toilet in another supermarket in Dunfermline.

When she came out of her cubicle, Dolatowski shoved her back in and told her there was a man outside who would kill her mother.

The brave schoolgirl, however, punched Dolatowski in the face, stomach and groin and ran to her father and siblings waiting just outside the toilets.

Her mother said the girl was hysterical after the attack and continued to suffer flashbacks.

She said: “This is something that will remain with her for the rest of her life.

“He was stalking the toilets. He went there specifically to attack a child.

“We were so, so lucky that nothing worse happened. It was only her reaction that stopped that. It could have been a five-year-old child that wouldn’t have been able to fight back.”

The court heard Dolatowski had been in the social care system since the age of three and had mental health issues.

But the mother said: “A lot of people have been in care but they do not go out and assault children.

“I don’t care that he has issues or what his background is, he is a paedophile and he has been let out on a supervision order.”

Dolatowski admitted sexually assaulting the girl and following another girl into the toilets at Asda Halbeath, Dunfermline, on February 8, and trying to film her urinating by holding her mobile phone over the cubicle partition.

Banning her from having contact with children, Sheriff James Williamson gave her what he described as a “stringent” community-based sentence, allowing her to be released from Polmont Young Offenders Institution to supported accommodation.

Dolatowski was considered to pose a “moderate risk” of reoffending but Sheriff Williamson said: “I have come to the conclusion that the public will be better protected by the imposition of a stringent community payback order.”

OldCrone Sat 02-Feb-19 10:32:55

The attacker is referred to as 'she' throughout, except when they quote the girl's parents. You might be able to impose forced speech on reporters, but the general public aren't buying it.

But instead of being jailed at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Dolatowski, who identifies as a woman but was believed by her victim’s family to be a man, was given community payback and tagging orders.

VickyEadie Sat 02-Feb-19 10:34:51

Free to do it again - and he will.

heresyandwitchcraft Sat 02-Feb-19 10:36:56

Thanks OP.

This offender is DANGEROUS.
Should not be allowed ANYWHERE near female facilities.
I feel awful for the families, and those poor girls.
A previous discussion here, where MN twigged on the fact that the pronouns in reporting and description of the perpetrator were strange:
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3329936-teen-films-girl-in-toilet

Popchyk Sat 02-Feb-19 10:37:49

"But instead of being jailed at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Dolatowski, who identifies as a woman but was believed by her victim’s family to be a man, was given community payback and tagging orders".

Will happen again.

This person deliberately entered the women's toilets and sexually assaulted a 10 year old girl on one occasion and then tried to film a 12 year old girl on another occasion in the women's toilets.

But he's been told not to do it again.

So I'm sure he won't.

nauticant Sat 02-Feb-19 10:38:08

Sorry bubblewire I was being sarcastic along "it never happens" lines.

YouCantTourniquetTheTaint Sat 02-Feb-19 10:41:39

Thats not a punishment for sexually assaulting a child and spying on another. He is peadofile and will do it a again.

howonearthdidwegethere Sat 02-Feb-19 10:44:52

Someone has helpfully bumped the original thread from when the assault was first reported:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3329936-teen-films-girl-in-toilet?pg=5

Popchyk Sat 02-Feb-19 10:46:41

I'm surprised that "Katie" didn't get an absolute discharge, like Christopher Daniel did when he sexually assaulted a 6 year old over a period of 2 years.

But then Katie isn't middle class.

Scottish justice right now for perpetrators of the sexual abuse of young girls:

middle class = absolute discharge
working class = tagging

HamiltonCork Sat 02-Feb-19 10:47:07

The sentencing in this country is a fucking joke.

PositivelyPERF Sat 02-Feb-19 10:47:23

Obviously your transphobia is making you imagine things. A transwoman would never ever ever pose a risk to women or children. We should be welcoming those poor souls into female spaces because all they want to do is pee. 😒

GerryblewuptheER Sat 02-Feb-19 10:49:26

Not proper trans

Never happens

Victim is a bigot..

Never happened

Did I miss anything?

Absolutely shocking that they are free to do it all over again.

And how dare they gaslight the victim and her family with pronouns angry

TalkingintheDark Sat 02-Feb-19 10:56:08

Yy, PositivelyPerf. I could weep at the utter shiteness of it all.

This made me cheer a bit: The brave schoolgirl, however, punched Dolatowski in the face, stomach and groin and ran to her father and siblings waiting just outside the toilets.

But she’s still traumatised. Still no longer feels safe in public toilets. Because she knows she isn’t safe in public toilets now. Sadly, I think it’s going to take a lot more of these assaults - far too many more - before the reality-deniers finally get their heads out of their arses and see the Emperor is stark bollock naked.

NottonightJosepheen Sat 02-Feb-19 11:13:59

What will a victim of this miscreant have to suffer before he is apprehended and given a proper custodial sentence ffs?

Why are pervs like him allowed to brazenly appropriate womanhood so they can prey upon vulnerable women and girls.

I am so thankful the 10 year old girl had the wherewithal to defend herself. She shouldn't have had to in the first place. I suppose if they insist on territorially pissing in women's territory, as they do, businesses will have to employ security guards to ensure they just get their jollies from bullying their way into our private spaces and not attacking or filming us and our children.

Deliriumoftheendless Sat 02-Feb-19 11:22:50

That child was incredibly brave. She is amazing. 👏👏👏

Juells Sat 02-Feb-19 11:27:45

who identifies as a woman but was believed by her victim’s family to be a man

Gosh, that silly family.

sackrifice Sat 02-Feb-19 11:28:06

Moderate risk of reoffending?

Fuck sake. Someone with mental health issues who has already done it twice? That is not moderate risk, that is high risk.

NottonightJosepheen Sat 02-Feb-19 11:31:27

That child was incredibly brave. She is amazing. 👏👏👏

She really is. I am not in the UK (so not ^au fait^) but I really hope she is awarded an official bravery commendation by the police or some authority. I won't hold my breath.

Sightreading Sat 02-Feb-19 11:37:34

This person is obviously mentally ill. What I wonder is how their carers and social workers react when they start to identify as women. Are they allowed to be alarmed at that? Or be suspicious that it might be another manifestation of their mental illness? Or do they have to accept that this particular decision/compartment of their life (to identify as the opposite sex) is 'healthy' and not at all related to any mental illness? Because identifying as a transgender person is absolutely not, never has been and never will be a mental illness.

Katvonfelttipeyebrows Sat 02-Feb-19 11:38:18

But this couldn't possibly have happened!

Oh, yes, yes it did angry

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