Man jailed for as­sault

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

AN ICE junkie who vi­o­lently raped and robbed a woman he had stalked has been sen­tenced to at least eight years be­hind bars.

In Septem­ber, Luke Rowe’s crimes were de­scribed by Pen­rith Dis­trict Court Judge Jef­fery McLen­nan as “ter­ri­fy­ing”.

On Fri­day, he was sen­tenced at the same court af­ter ear­lier plead­ing guilty to four counts of ag­gra­vated sex­ual as­sault and one charge of rob­bery.

Rowe, 24, told po­lice he had in­jected and smoked close to 3.5g of the drug ice on the night of July 9, 2015, when he at­tacked the woman in Rooty Hill.

The vic­tim was on her way to work when Rowe grabbed her from be­hind.

Rowe has been sen­tenced to a max­i­mum 12 years in prison, and with time served, will be first el­i­gi­ble for re­lease in Septem­ber 2023.

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