Moment Moldovan rapist dumped clothes of female clubber he left for dead in CCTV clue that led to him being jailed for 26 years for sex attack and attempted murder
- Serigu Boianjiu sentenced to life imprisonment at Northampton Crown Court
- The 39-year-old was found guilty of rape and attempted murder in August
- Moldovan killer caught on CCTV after raping a woman and stamping on her head
- Nightclub footage shows Boianjiu touching several women without their consent
Chilling footage shows the moment a Moldovan rapist dumped the clothes of his victim after attacking her outside a nightclub and leaving her for dead.
Sergiu Boianjiu, 39, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 26 years at Northampton Crown Court yesterday for the ‘evil and depraved’ rape and attempted murder of a stranger.
The Moldovan national, who came to Britain after serving 10 years for murdering his girlfriend, was caught on CCTV in February after he raped a woman in her 20s before repeatedly stamping on her head.
Footage released by the police shows Boianjiu later disposing of items of clothing that belonged to the victim.
He also tried, unsuccessfully, to dispose of her body in a wheelie bin before leaving her for dead in an alleyway where she was found the next morning by a member of the public.
Images showed the badly-injured woman – who Boianjiu wanted to ‘eliminate’ as a potential witness – being discovered by the passer-by after lying for several hours in the rain and cold.
Chilling footage shows Moldovan rapist Sergiu Boianjiu disposing of items of clothing that belonged to his victim
Boianjiu, 39, has been jailed for 26 years for the ‘evil and depraved’ rape and attempted murder of a stranger outside a nightclub
During the two-week trial at Northampton Crown Court, jurors were told that the woman was attacked near a church as she walked home from a night out in Wellingborough at around 5am.
She had been followed by Boianjiu from a nightclub, where he had earlier been caught on CCTV repeatedly touching a number of women without their consent.
Staff at the nightclub had told Boianjiu to leave and refused him re-entry, but instead of leaving the area he lay in wait outside the club before targeting the victim.
The woman was subjected to a 40-minute ordeal, suffering a life-threatening brain injury, and could remember nothing of being attacked in what prosecutors described as an act of ‘desolating wickedness’.
Boianjiu, who lived in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, came to the UK after serving 10 years behind bars for the murder of his girlfriend in 2002.
In CCTV footage from earlier that night, Boianjiu can be seen inside the nightclub, repeatedly touching a number of women without their consent
Staff at the nightclub had told Boianjiu to leave and refused him re-entry, but instead of leaving the area he lay in wait outside the club before targeting the victim
It emerged during the trial that the construction worker was convicted of theft from a school and ‘deliberate murder’ at Moldova’s Riscani District Court on October 9 2009.
During his closing speech to the jury, prosecutor Gordon Aspden KC said: ‘The ugly truth here is that this exceptionally dangerous man, for his own selfish reasons, chose to carry out an attack of quite desolating wickedness against a complete stranger.
‘His intention was to rape and ultimately to kill her. His behaviour was evil and depraved.’
Mr Aspden said Boianjiu, whose victim spent several days in an intensive care unit, was arrested while sitting in a friend’s car, hours after returning to his shared occupancy home.
Jurors deliberated for more than three hours before convicting the defendant of attempted murder and rape. He was found not guilty of a second rape charge.
Sentencing Boianiju to a minimum of 26 years in jail, Judge David Herbert KC said: ‘You repeatedly stamped on her head whilst she remained unconscious.
‘It it clear from the evidence that after delivering a further six blows you believed you had successfully killed her.’
The judge said the evidence showed Boianjiu was thinking clearly as he tried to cover up the crime, searching for evidence that might incriminate him.
Judge Herbert added: ‘Your offending is aggravated by a conviction for intentional murder in Moldova. My assessment of you from all the evidence before me is that you are an extremely dangerous man.’
Detective Chief Inspector Liz Wilcox said footage of a man disposing of items clothing that belonged to the victim helped the police to trace Boianjiu back to the nightclub
Jurors deliberated for more than three hours before convicting the defendant of attempted murder and rape. Boianjiu appeared to show no emotion as he was found guilty while sitting in the dock
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Liz Wilcox said: ‘I welcome the lengthy sentence handed out to Sergiu Boianjiu today as it means that he is no longer able to harm anyone else.
‘This case has been very traumatic for the young woman involved and I hope today’s sentencing provides her with some closure. She has shown exceptional courage throughout our investigation and I hope that, with the help of her great support network, she will be able to continue to move forward.
‘Sergiu Boianjiu presents an extraordinary danger to women. In the CCTV footage from the nightclub before the attack we can see him sexually assaulting a number of them through inappropriate touching before he went on that night to commit rape and attempted murder.
‘Though his behaviour in the nightclub may be considered “low-level” by some, it demonstrates a mindset that needs to be challenged and everyone should be clear that this is not only unacceptable but criminal conduct.
‘Finally, I hope the result today demonstrates the continued commitment of Northamptonshire Police in tackling violence against women and girls and ensuring the offenders are sent to prison.’
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