PETALING JAYA – A Malaysian pilot, who raped a woman at knifepoint after breaking into her Perth home 21 years ago, has been jailed for 13 years.
Alfred Gerard Eravelly, 50, was convicted of rape on April 11. With the sentence announced today, he must serve a minimum of 11 years behind bars.
The court heard that Eravelly broke into the victim’s Scarborough home in the early hours of March 9, 1996 by cutting the fly screen on her en suite bathroom window.
Wearing a stocking over his head, he tied her up and sexually assaulted her, leaving behind DNA that was later analysed and led to his arrest.
He was charged with five counts of aggravated sexual penetration without consent and one count each of burglary, unlawful detention and unlawful wounding after he flew back to Australia from Malaysia in February last year. – The Sun