A MAN who raped a woman in Datchet has been jailed for 13 years.

Kapil Dogra, 35, of High Street, Addlestone, Surrey showed 'no remorse' for his actions over the five-day trial at Reading Crown Court, in which he was convicted by an unanimous verdict.

Detective Constable Sara Harrison, of Maidenhead Police said: "At no point during the trial did Dogra show any remorse for the terrible ordeal he put his victim through, which meant the victim had to face her attacker in court.

"The victim has been extremely brave throughout this process and I commend her for standing up to her attacker, and I hope his sentence will help her move on."

Dogra attacked his victim, an 18-year-old woman, on April 12, shortly after she had left Datchet Railway Station.

The victim was on the phone with her partner at the time of the attack. Her boyfriend heard the initial moment Dogra launched the attack and the panic in his girlfriend's voice. As she pleaded for him to call the police, the phone went dead.

Dogra grabbed her, switched off her phone, and threatened to stab her. He then dragged her to a section of wooded land beside the junction of Major's Farm Road and Ditton Road, where he then raped and sexually assaulted her.

Dogra was arrested six days later, on April 18, and charged the following day.

Dogra was found guilty of one count of rape, two counts of assault of a female by penetration, and one count of causing a female to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity. Dogra admitted in court that he had come to Datchet to buy class-A drugs.

Dogra was jailed at his sentencing yesterday (Friday). He will be on licence for two years after his release, and will have to sign the Sexual Offenders Register.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "This was a planned, targeted and violent stranger rape committed by a man, who is clearly extremely ruthless, predatory and dangerous.

"This prosecution would not have been possible without the courage of the victim, who was willing to support proceedings. The physical and emotional impact on her of the abhorrent actions of Dogra is impossible to quantify.

"I hope that the conviction and today’s sentence will offer her some comfort. Our thoughts are very much with her at this time."

Detective Constable Harrison thanked the people of Datchet for their assistance during the investigation: "This incident came as a great shock to the community of Datchet, and I would like to thank residents for their support during our investigation, especially those who came forward as witnesses and those who provided CCTV evidence."