Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Acid attack rapist gets life in jail

A steroid addict who raped a TV presenter and then arranged for acid to be thrown in her face in an act of “pure, calculated and deliberate evil” was jailed for life yesterday.

Daniel Lynch’s 25-year-old victim, an aspiring model and presenter, suffered horrific injuries in the attack. She is now partially blind in one eye, has to be fed through a tube in her stomach and has endured more than 30 operations.

Lynch (33) was sentenced to life at London’s Wood Green Crown Court. Stefan Sylvestre (20), who threw the acid, was also given life.

Passing sentence, Judge Nicholas Browne QC said: “(The victim) had a face of pure beauty. You, Danny Lynch and Stefan Sylvestre, represent the face of pure evil. The facts of this case are chilling and shocking.”

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