Drugs debt tor­ture pair fac­ing jail for mur­der

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TWO kid­nap­pers who tor­tured a man to death over a £300 drugs debt be­fore dump­ing his body in a field are fac­ing jail.

An­drzej Kulesza dis­ap­peared in Septem­ber 2010 af­ter leav­ing his north Lon­don flat to go and buy milk and bread.

Shortly af­ter­wards his girl­friend be­gan re­ceiv­ing ran­som de­mands which rose to £18,500, but she never saw him again.

A dog walker found the 27-year-old’s de­com­pos­ing body seven months later near Rother­sthorpe, Northants, in April, 2011.

Af­ter an Old Bai­ley trial Kamil Dreszer, 26, was found guilty of Kulesza’s mur­der while ac­com­plice Ar­tur Janik, 26, was cleared of mur­der but found guilty of man­slaugh­ter.

The pair were also con­victed of kid­nap, false im­pris­on­ment and pre­vent­ing law­ful burial.

Kulesza had been in­volved in drug deal­ing but owed money to a Grze­gorz Misiak, who later died in a car crash in Poland.

Misiak re­cruited Dreszer and Janik to help kid­nap the vic­tim who was driven to Misiak’s home in Willes­den, north west Lon­don where he was tor­tured.

Dreszer of Ed­mon­ton, east Lon­don and Janik of Wal­sall, West Mids, will be sen­tenced to­day. TELLY mogul Si­mon Cow­ell’s preg­nant lover had an af­fair with her TEACHER when she just six­teen.

Lau­ren Sil­ver­man be­came in­volved with English tu­tor Steven Lewis, then 26, at her £19,000-a-year pri­vate school in Florida.

Around the same time she was best pals with school­friend Brooke Mueller – who would go on to marry and later di­vorce hell­raiser Char­lie Sheen.

Fans were stunned last week when it was re­vealed mar­ried Lau­ren, 37, is ex­pect­ing the 53-year-old X Fac­tor boss’s baby.

She’s be­lieved to be 12 weeks preg­nant and is fac­ing a messy di­vorce from hus­band An­drew – Cow­ell’s for­mer pal.

Jerry Raphael­son, a class­mate of Lau­ren’s at Mi­ami Coun­try Day School, said: “It was a re­la­tion­ship that went on for a month and a half.

“Vir­tu­ally all the stu­dents knew about it. She was one of the good­look­ing, pop­u­lar kids – part of the ‘in’ crowd.

“Steve was our English teacher. He was a very good-look­ing guy, high en­ergy – per­son­able and charis­matic. Ev­ery­one loved him.


“He was as charm­ing as can be. He was very out­go­ing, very so­cial. He’d pat you on the back, give you a hug.”

Ac­cord­ing to an­other friend, who did not wish to be named, the li­ai­son ended when it was dis­cov­ered by Lau­ren’s mother, Ca­role.

The friend said: “I think it all blew up when Lau­ren’s mother picked up a phone and she heard an in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­ver­sa­tion be­tween her daugh­ter and Steve.

“That’s when the sh*t hit the fan.”

Lewis was dis­missed while Lau­ren trans­ferred to Univer­sity School, Davie, 20 miles north of Mi­ami.

His fa­ther, Peter Lewis, said last night his son quit teach­ing and had to move away from the area as a re­sult.

He said: “He had to leave town be­cause of this bimbo. Af­ter he left the school, Steve worked for Fedex and worked for a rental car agency and then his wife got a job in Idaho over ten years ago. They have since moved to Mon­tana.”

Ex-class­mate Mr Raphael­son, 35, who now lives in Las Vegas, said: “It was hushed up. It flew like wild­fire through the stu­dent body but the teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tion said noth­ing of it. Mr Lewis left im­me­di­ately, and I re­call Lau­ren leav­ing shortly af­ter.’

Lau­ren was brought up in com­fort­able, mid­dle­class sur­round­ings. Home was a £650,000 house in the sub­urb of Hal­lan­dale Beach, Florida.

Her fa­ther, Steven, now 61, ran a prop­erty busi­ness while her

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