A rapist was arrested after his 89-year-old victim scratched his face for DNA in a trick she learned from watching CSI, a British court has heard.
Bouncer Mauro Lopes, 31, was yesterday jailed for nine years for raping the woman twice inside her home in Leeds, north England, on March 14.
The court heard Lopes, who weighs 127kg, tricked his way into his frail victim’s home after posing as a policeman.
But during the horrifying ordeal that followed, the woman had the presence of mind to take a swipe at his face.
“I have been watching CSI so I scratched his face so you could get DNA from my fingernails,” the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court.
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Her quick thinking allowed police to arrest Lopes just two days later after matching his DNA to a 2005 drink-driving arrest.
The court heard Lopes, an Angolan who was granted asylum in Britain seven years ago, had just found out his girlfriend was cheating on him.
In sentencing, Judge Peter Collier QC described Lopes’s crime as “vile and extreme”.
“He is a 31-year-old man with all his faculties and his desires,” he said.
“He got drunk and did something despicable.”
Source: 9News (Australia)