Rapist jailed for attack on vulnerable woman

North Wales Police

A man who raped a vulnerable woman in an alleyway has been jailed for seven years.

Steffan Donaldson was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of attempted rape against a woman in her 60s near Bangor city centre in March.

Mold Crown Court heard Donaldson (38) from Caernarfon had treated his victim as a ”worthless piece of meat” and made false sexual allegations against her after he was arrested.

During the trial, prosecutors told the court that Donaldson had seen the woman walking with a bottle of vodka during the morning rush hour. He shared some of her drink before leading her down the alleyway and left her as if nothing had happened.

Judge Nic Parry told the court that the defendant had lied almost immediately after being taken into custody and accused his victim of being a ‘sexual predator’ who robbed him at knife point. But forensic experts discovered his DNA at the scene of the attack and found money had not been taken from him.

After sentencing on Wednesday, DC Tamzin Williams said: ”This was an horrific attack on a particularly vulnerable female that occurred early morning during rush hour. Steffan Donaldson targeted his victim as she walked around the Bangor area. He gained her trust and attacked her in an alleyway minutes later…Donaldson was arrested shortly after and has remained in custody ever since.”

DC Williams praised the woman for her ”courage and strength” to report the attack to police and her ”determination and support” during the investigation.

Donaldson was also put on a restraining order against his victim for life.