THE courageous Katie Piper is well known for sharing her story with the world – after she was attacked with acid back in 2008.
Her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Lynch was responsible for arranging the pre-meditated attack.
Who is Daniel Lynch?
In March 2008, Lynch arranged and paid for Stefan Sylvestre to throw sulphuric acid at the former model.
Lynch and Piper had began their relationship in February, 2008 – after meeting on social media site Facebook.
However, just two weeks into their relationship Lynch became possessive and began to act inappropriately towards Katie.
Prior to the attack Lynch sexually assaulted and beat Piper in a west London hotel room.
After Piper ended their relationship, Lynch began to bombard her with calls and texts before coaxing her out of her house.
Lynch apologised to Piper multiple times, and persuaded her to go to an internet cafe to read an email he had sent to her.
Unbeknown to Katie, Sylvestre was waiting to attack her – he threw a cup of sulphuric acid in Katie’s direction, all the while, Lynch remained on the phone as Katie screamed in pain.
An ongoing police investigation revealed that Lynch had a long history of violence – and had even served a prison sentence for throwing boiling water into a man’s face.
How long did Daniel Lynch get sent to prison for?
In 2009, Lynch was found guilty of rape and admitted causing grievous bodily harm.
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On May 1, 2009, he was sentenced to two life terms in prison at Wood Green Crown Court, north London.
Whilst passing sentence Judge Nicholas Browne QC said: “The victim had a face of pure beauty.
”You, Danny Lynch and Stefan Sylvestre, represent the face of pure evil. The facts of this case are chilling and shocking.
“You planned and then executed an act of pure, calculated and deliberate evil.
”You decided to wreck the victim’s life by thrusting a full container of sulphuric acid straight into her face from point- blank range.”
He must serve a minimum of 16 years before he is eligible for parole.
Where is Daniel Lynch now?
Daniel Lynch is currently serving his life sentence in the UK.
He will not be eligible for parole until 2025.