A man who raped a woman in Ilford has been jailed for ten years.
George Stoiean, 27, (15.07.93), of no fixed address, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, 19 May.
He had pleaded guilty to rape at the same court on Thursday, 18 March.
Police were called on the morning of 25 November 2020 after a woman, aged in her 20s, reported being bundled into a car by two men on Ilford High Road. She was driven a short distance, where she was raped inside the car.
At approximately 03:30hrs, the woman was walking along Ilford High Road when a car pulled up beside her. The passenger got out of the car and followed her along the road. She was forced into the vehicle where she was attacked by Stoiean, who was driving the car. Enquiries to locate the passenger are ongoing.
The woman suffered injuries to her face and body after being held down and repeatedly punched. She was subsequently dropped off a few streets away where she made her way to a friend’s house to raise the alarm.
Police were called and specially trained officers provided support to the woman. Detectives launched an investigation to track down the men responsible and used CCTV, phone data and witness accounts to locate Stoiean, who was arrested in Lincolnshire on 27 November 2020. He was taken into custody and charged with rape.
Detective Constable Claire Smith, of the East Area Public Protection Unit, said: “Stoiean has not shown any remorse for his actions and repeatedly lied to police about his involvement in the attack.
“The victim has shown incredible courage after suffering such a terrible ordeal and I hope this sentence brings her some comfort that Stoiean will serve a length custodial sentence before being released.”
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