Man jailed for assault
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.