Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Rapist jailed 29 years after attack in Hampshire

A rapist has been jailed for 13 years for an attack carried out 29 years ago.

Philip Andrew admitted raping a 19-year-old woman in Southsea in an attack in July 1982.

Andrew, 55, from Portsmouth, was arrested in March last year, after he was linked using DNA evidence taken from the crime scene.

Judge Ian Pearson told Andrew at Winchester Crown Court it was clear he had "revelled in the pain and suffering" he had inflicted.

Christopher Stoppa, prosecuting, described how the victim was walking home when Andrew jumped on her from behind.

Before assaulting her, he said to his victim: "If you don't scream, I won't hurt you," the court heard.

Mr Stoppa said: "She feared she wasn't going to survive the attack. It was sheer terror she was feeling at that point."

Cold case review

Andrew was arrested shortly afterwards but was released after providing police with an alibi.

But he was arrested again last year after police carried out forensic testing on DNA swabs taken from the victim.

The test, carried out as part of a cold case review, found a one-in-a-billion match to Andrew's DNA, the court heard.

Mr Stoppa said the victim had trouble sleeping in the dark and was "frightened for years he would come back".

Judge Pearson told Andrew: "Quite clearly you were revelling in the pain and suffering you were going to inflict on her."

Earlier the court heard how Andrew was jailed for four years in 1978, also for rape, and has past convictions for indecent assault and possessing indecent photos of children.

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