"This was an horrific attack on a young woman which caused great concern in the local community.
"Miah's actions had a profound effect on his victim and I wish to acknowledge the victim's bravery in coming forward in what must have been a very difficult set of circumstances.
"The community is very much better off with this criminal behind bars, he acted in a vile, cowardly manner, threatening a young woman and carrying out an prolonged assault on her."
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