A CONVICTED sex offender has been at large in the community since April, police warned today.

Kamil Krawiec, 26, was meant to be under strict supervision after sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy.

But Scotland Yard today appealed for the public's help to trace the man who they say has been missing for more than six months.

In December last year Polish-born Krawiec sexually assaulted a boy in the toilets of the restaurant where he was working.

A police spokesman said: "It was on December 9, 2005 that the eight-year-old went alone into toilets at a restaurant where the family had been having a meal.

"Whilst in the toilets Krawiec - at that time working in the restaurant as a waiter - sexually assaulted him."

In a separate incident, Krawiec was seen looking over a toilet door at Victoria train station, watching a 15-year-old boy who was in the cubicle.

He pleaded guilty to sexual assault and voyeurism at Blackfriars Crown Court on April 24 this year and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, suspended for two years on the condition that he was supervised by the probation service.

However, he has failed to comply with the conditions of the court order and quickly disappeared from the address in Hackney he had registered with the authorities, police said.

Detectives have now launched an appeal to find the man, who was registered for 10 years on the Sex Offenders list following the offences.

A police spokesman said: "Krawiec, who has links to Hackney and Earls Court, is white, 5ft 11, of slim build, with green eyes, light brown hair - dyed with blond highlight at time of the offences. He speaks English with an eastern European accent.

"We understand he worked at a factory in Birmingham from July to September, 2003 and lived in the city, prior to a move to London."

The police appeal comes just days after it emerged that a man facing trial for a string of sexual offences in the Wandsworth area of south London had absconded from a bail hostel.

Keith Williams, 44, who is charged with 16 counts of rape, nine counts of other sexual offences and two of making threats to kill, went missing from a hostel in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire on October 29.

  • Anyone with information on Krawiec's whereabouts is asked to call the Hackney public protection unit on 020 7249 1525 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.