A RAPIST who attacked a woman in a children’s playground before going back to the pub has been jailed.
Adrian-Nicu Cozac stalked a vulnerable woman walking alone late at night in Ely, Cambs, l'anno scorso.
The 33-year-old had been drinking at a bar on Newham Street on February 1 last year when he spotted his victim leave at around midnight.
Cozac ran after the terrified woman, putting his arms around her and steering her into the playground.
The woman attempted to protest, but Cozac raped her before he then returned to the bar to continue his night.
Officers were called after the assault, and arrested Cozac outside of the pub he had gone back to.
When being questioned in his interview he claimed that he couldn’t have raped her because “she didn’t say anything.”
Cozac, was found guilty of rape at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday and was jailed for eight-and-a-half years.
Detective Con Amie Meston, of Cambridge Constabulary, disse: “Cozac was a predator who saw opportunity in a vulnerable woman walking alone.
“He walked with her despite being told to go and asked questions about her age, clearly knowing what he was about to do.
“Throughout the investigation or court case, he has shown no remorse for his actions or the disgusting crime he had committed.
“The case shows that both the police and the justice system take sexual offences very seriously.”
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Cambridgeshire Constabulary has specially trained officers (STOs) who provide practical and emotional support to victims of sexual assault throughout the investigation and court process.
STO PC Chris Enright added: “Survivors of sexual violence can have confidence that Cambridgeshire Constabulary and other partner agencies will support them throughout the investigation and criminal justice process.
“I commend the victim for her bravery in coming forwards and supporting the investigation and for having the strength and courage to give evidence at crown court.”