A man who indecently assaulted two women in Livingston in April and May this year, has pled guilty.

Mariusz Cieslar (26) today pled guilty to assault with intent to rape at the High Court in Glasgow. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced in January.

Cieslar attacked a 21 year old woman in her garden in the early hours of 8th April, and then indecently assaulted a 27-year-old woman in her bedroom in the early hours on 7th May. A major police investigation was launched into the two incidents and extensive enquiry was carried out by police in West Lothian. Officers released an e-fit of the suspect and an image of distinctive Adidas Adipure trainers which were believed to be linked to one of the scenes. Mariusz Cieslar was identified as a suspect and apprehended when he returned from abroad.

Detective Superintendent Pat Campbell said: “These two assaults were extremely distressing for the two women involved but I would like to commend them for their bravery in coming forward. I would also like to thank the public and the media for their help following our appeals.  It was this information that greatly assisted us in bringing Mariusz Cieslar to justice.”