A man has been jailed after glassing a woman he met in a Southwark bar and going on to rape another victim while on bail.
Yonattan Aroldy Gonzalez Pineda, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to sixteen-and-a-half years in prison at Wood Green Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, July 1).
He had previously been found guilty at the same court on Friday, March 26, following a joint trial for both attacks.
The court heard that on November 30, 2019 Pineda harassed a woman, known to him, at a bar in Southwark whom he repeatedly tried to speak with despite her pleas for him to leave her alone.
After leaving with her friend, Pineda followed them out and then assaulted his victim, hitting her with a glass bottle, leaving her with cuts to her face. They were able to run to a nearby police station and report the attack, and receive medical help.
Pineda was arrested four days later on December 3 and charged in April 2020 with grievous GBH.
He was bailed to appear at Inner London Crown Court for trial the following month, later delayed.
On June 23, he then assaulted, imprisoned and raped a woman who was visiting his house in West Green Road in Haringey.
He was arrested on 4 July and charged two days later, pleading not guilty to all counts for both incidents.
He remained in custody until he was charged on 6 July 2020 with GBH, false imprisonment and rape but maintained he was innocent.
After a two-week trial in March 2021, he was found guilty of two counts of GBH, false imprisonment, and rape.
Detective Constable Myles Bossman, from the Met’s north area public protection team said: “Pineda is highly dangerous individual who had been quite rightly jailed for a significant period of time.
“He has subjected two women who he formed a relationship with to significant violence and has shown no remorse for his actions.
“This sentence is welcomed as it sends a clear message that such acts will not be tolerated.”