Sex beast is jailed after detectives matched his DNA 13 years later
A sex beast who raped a nurse nearly 19 years ago and left her fearing she would be killed has been jailed for 10 and a half years.
Adrian Satchwell, 61, brutally assaulted the woman after holding something 'cold, shiny and silver' to her neck.
The woman had been out celebrating a friend's new job at a local pub before she was targeted by Satchwell in Acton Park, west London, late on July 4 2004, Isleworth Crown Court heard.
Her underwear was recovered from her flat and police were able to link Satchwell, of Shepherd's Bush to the attack 13 years later when he was brought in for an allegation of a separate sex attack.
The victim was left having panic attacks and could no longer work in the intensive care unit following his attack.
The victim had planned to travel to Spain the next day and did not want the attack to stop her travelling so she confided in a friend who reported the rape to police on her behalf.
Satchwell, of Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush, denied but was convicted ofHe was sentenced to ten and a half years jail and must serve at least two thirds of his sentence before his is eligible for parole. rape.
He was sentenced to ten and a half years jail and must serve at least two thirds of his sentence before his is eligible for parole.
Detective Sergeant Susan Phillips led the investigation. She said: 'Despite there being a 19 year gap between the rape and today's outcome, the Met has not given up and remained dedicated to putting the man responsible for this horrifying attack behind bars.
'Satchwell is a violent, predatory rapist and it is a relief to know he will spend many years in prison. What he did to the victim had a profound and lasting impact on her life. He has shown no remorse.
'I was determined to get justice for the victim who has remained stoic over the past 19 years. Her dedication and commitment to the investigation and throughout the trial has led to today's outcome. She is an incredibly brave woman.'