A “violent” rapist who strangled and sexually assaulted his victim in an Aylesbury car park has been jailed and could also face being deported.

Anwar Adam, aged 20, of Coventon Road, was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday) after he was found guilty by a jury of rape.

Adam, who came to the UK as an asylum seeker from Sudan when he was 16 years old, was found to have raped a woman in her forties on Sunday, March 15 2020 in the bus station car park in Friars Square.

Prosecutor Charles Royale described the offence as “violent” and “prolonged”.

The court heard how before the incident, which took place between 4am and 5am, Adam was cycling through the car park when he saw the woman.

He went away to “stash” his bike, before returning and sexually assaulting her.

Adam’s defence barrister, Daryl Cherrett, told the court that the offence was “plainly opportunistic” and not something that had been pre-planned by his client.

He also asked the judge to consider the fact that he was only 18 years old when he committed the offence.

The court heard how during the offence, Adam’s victim believed that he was going to kill her.

Judge Catherine Tulk said: “She was struggling, trying to fight you off. She passed in and out of consciousness and found you raping her.

“She couldn’t breathe, she was panicking.

“She thought she was going to die.”

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During the week-long trial, the victim was forced to give evidence against her attacker, and the court saw CCTV footage of the incident.

Judge Tulk said: “This was an unusual case, it’s the only one I’ve ever seen where we have CCTV of you in the act of raping her.

“You then tried to lie your way out of it, not once, not twice, but three times.”

Sentencing, Judge Tulk gave Adam an eight-and-a-half-year jail term. Because of his age, he will serve in a young offenders institution until he turns 21.

Judge Tulk also warned Adam that he could face deportation back to his home country once he is released.

She said: “At the point of your release the secretary of state must consider whether you should be deported back to Sudan.”

Judge Tulk warned that if he was permitted to remain in the UK after his release, he will be on the sex offenders register indefinitely.