Eugenio Aveleria, 29, of Ealing, has been sentenced to 12 years and two months in prison for the rape of a 23-year-old woman in Ealing.
The incident occurred on 28 June 2021, when the victim was found unconscious on the pavement outside a nearby house.
Aveleria found her and took her to his home, where he raped her while she was in and out of consciousness. The victim reported the incident to her colleagues and called a Haven for advice.
The police worked closely with the victim to gather information about the perpetrator, leading to Aveleria’s arrest two days later. Aveleria pleaded guilty to rape on 3 January, 2023.
Detective Constable Kevin Flynn, who led the investigation, commended the victim’s courage and strength saying: “My team worked around the clock to ensure we could locate Aveleria as quickly as possible, preventing any further harm to the public.
“I would like to mention the victim who showed tremendous courage and strength to come forward and report such an abhorrent incident. It is my sincere hope that the bravery shown by the victim in this case will encourage all victims of sexual violence of any kind to speak to police.
“We will listen and support you throughout every step of the investigation.”