Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Andrzej Kunowski: The Little Doctor

The Little Doctor

Andrzej Kunowski began attacking girls and women soon after he was released from juvenile detention.

From the outset, he seemed to be the most frightening type of sexual predator. His attacks did not stem from an occasional random impulse. They were compulsive, coming in clusters.

Most of his victims were in their teens and early 20s. The oldest victim was 41, although most of his more mature targets seemed younger than their actual age. He assaulted at least three 11-year-olds.

His standard MO was to stalk a pretty adolescent girl after school. If she was a latchkey child without after-school supervision, he would break in and attack her.

In other cases, victims were dragged off into bushes or remote fields.

Kunowski's attacks were based on sheer strength. He was a brute, not a suave seducer, in the manner of, say, American serial killer Ted Bundy.

Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy

He certainly did not have Bundy's good looks. Kunowski was balding, round and just 5-foot-4. He often wore a toupee and elevator heels to try to disguise his shortcomings.

The Daily Mail's Newley reported that Kunowski dressed himself fastidiously, with shirts carefully tucked in and shoes shined to a high gloss. He doused himself in cologne.

Kunowski had an oddly formal, Old World demeanor, bowing and clicking his heels when making a new acquaintance. His nickname was "maly doktor"—the Little Doctor.

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