A MAN who raped a woman in her home after a house party has been sentenced to 11 years in jail with three years suspended.
Hungarian restaurant owner Tamas Vecernyes (25) had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape at a house in Cork on September 9, 2009, but was found guilty after a trial.
The 28-year-old victim said that since the attack her life has come "crashing down" and she has experienced a "darkness" she never had before.
She had invited Vecernyes, with an address in Douglas, Cork city, into her house for a party. After she went to bed he followed her and she awoke to find him on top of her.
Mr Justice Paul Carney said the sentence reflected the grave nature of the offence. He said he also had to consider the man's lack of previous convictions.