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Rapist to spend 21yrs in jail after rape of a student at knifepoint

October 21, 2014, 6:55 pm

A man who raped a student at knifepoint in a terrifying ordeal in her own home has been jailed for 21 years.

Vaidotas Niedvaras, 22 (2.02.92) of no fixed address, had previously been convicted at Woolwich Crown Court of rape, digital penetration, false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Jivan Saib, of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “The victim suffered a horrific prolonged ordeal at the hands of a man who has shown no remorse for his actions.

“She remains extremely traumatised by what happened to her and was unable to sit exams she was due to take. I hope this lengthy sentence offers a degree of comfort to her.”

The victim, a 21-year-old student, began chatting to the defendant on a dating website and first met him for coffee on Tuesday, 18 March.

They met a few more times but she became uncomfortable when he unexpectedly turned up at her home and where she worked part-time and harassed her with non-stop text messages.

She broke things off but agreed to allow him to return some property to her on Sunday, 23 March.

Niedvaras arrived at her home in Peckham, SE15, just before midnight and pushed his way inside.

He tried three times to touch her wrist and when she objected, he punched her in the face, grabbed a knife from the kitchen sink and held it to her throat. He threatened to kill her if she screamed.

He forced the victim into her bedroom, locked the door and twice raped and sexually assaulted her in an ordeal lasting several hours.

After threatening to kill her family if she went to the police, Niedvaras left the following morning.

The victim went to work as normal and told her colleagues what had happened who then alerted police.

Niedvaras was arrested on Wednesday, 26 March and charged later the same day.

During his trial he showed no remorse and said it was the victim’s fault he punched her because of the way she had spoken to him.

He was found guilty on Monday, 29 September and sentenced on Monday, 20 October.

 
	
A man who raped a student at knifepoint in a terrifying ordeal in her own home has been jailed for 21 years. 

Vaidotas Niedvaras


A man who raped a student at knifepoint in a terrifying ordeal in her own home has been jailed for 21 years.

Vaidotas Niedvaras

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