Rapist Sentenced to 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack on Homeless Woman

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Rapist Sentenced to 15 Years After ‘Sadistic’ Attack on Homeless Woman

Rapist Sentenced To 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack On Homeless Woman

A harrowing case has emerged from Cardiff as Liam Stimpson, aged 24, was sentenced to 15 years in prison following a ‘sadistic’ attack on a vulnerable homeless woman. The distressing incident unfolded in Cardiff town centre on December 27 last year, casting a shadow of fear over the community.

Rapist Sentenced To 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack On Homeless Woman

Stimpson, who had been celebrating his birthday, encountered the victim while she was sleeping rough. The court heard that Stimpson, under the influence of alcohol, subjected the woman to a horrific ordeal, stripping her naked, filming the attack, and inflicting severe physical and emotional trauma.

Rapist Sentenced To 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack On Homeless Woman

The victim, aged 40, suffered extensive injuries, including a broken nose and head injuries, after Stimpson brutally assaulted her in an underpass. Despite her pleas for mercy, Stimpson callously continued his assault, leaving the woman battered, bloodied, and in fear for her life.

Rapist Sentenced To 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack On Homeless Woman

Following the attack, the victim sought refuge in a nearby pub, where she alerted staff and police. Stimpson was swiftly apprehended by officers, and videos of the assault were discovered on his mobile phone, providing damning evidence against him.

Rapist Sentenced To 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack On Homeless Woman

During the trial, jurors were deeply affected by the graphic footage, which showcased the victim’s harrowing ordeal at the hands of Stimpson. Despite his denials and attempts to shift blame onto the victim, the jury unanimously found him guilty of rape, causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Rapist Sentenced To 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack On Homeless Woman

In sentencing, Judge Jeremy Jenkins condemned Stimpson’s actions as callous and sadistic, emphasizing the lasting impact on the victim’s life. Stimpson’s lack of remorse and disregard for his victim’s dignity further underscored the severity of his crimes.

Rapist Sentenced To 15 Years After 'Sadistic' Attack On Homeless Woman

The victim, in a poignant statement read to the court, described the profound impact of the assault on her life, expressing her fear and trauma at the prospect of Stimpson’s release.

Stimpson, who has a history of previous convictions, including theft and possession of a controlled substance, was also ordered to adhere to sex offender notification requirements and a restraining order indefinitely.

Despite claims of disabilities, including ADHD and autism, Stimpson’s actions were deemed heinous and deserving of a significant custodial sentence. Detectives involved in the case praised the bravery of the victim and witnesses, emphasizing the need to hold perpetrators of such violence to account.

The Crown Prosecution Service echoed this sentiment, acknowledging the victim’s courage in coming forward and the jury’s careful deliberation in delivering justice for the victim. As Stimpson begins his sentence, the community hopes for healing and closure for the victim and a reminder of the importance of standing against such despicable acts of violence.

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