Vihti rapist sentenced to more than eight years in prison
25-year-old man convicted of series of aggravated offences
The man found guilty of the aggravated rape of a woman in the southern municipality of Vihti has received a custodial sentence of eight years and two months for the offence.
The Western Uusimaa District Court sentenced Helsinki-based Toni Otto Olavi Mielonen, born in 1986, also for numerous other offences, including aggravated robbery, two aggravated violations of domestic peace, and sexual abuse.
According to the District Court, the man forced himself into the residence of a woman previously unknown to him in the Nummela area of Vihti in January.
The front door of the woman’s home had been closed but not locked.
The man raped the woman violently several times and stole property from her home. According to the court, the man caused the woman to fall into a state of anxiety in which she was unable to defend herself.
According to the arguments behind the sentencing, the committed crime caused the victim considerable mental and physical suffering and the offence had been committed in a particularly brutal, cruel, and humiliating manner.
The man also committed a sexual offence in 2008.
At that time Mielonen broke into a residence of a sleeping woman and abused her sexually. He had met the woman a couple of days earlier while working as a television repairman.
According to the judgement, the woman was sleeping soundly because of a state of intoxication and was unable to defend herself. The deed was interrupted when the woman woke up and started to struggle with the man.
While working as a serviceman, on the other hand, Mielonen had committed thefts, the District Court stated.
On one occasion he had stolen money when opening a locked door for paramedics while working as a condominium maintenance man.
The resident had been lying on the floor, pointed at a wallet and instructed Mielonen to take the door-opening fee from it. In addition to the fee, Mielonen had helped himself to an additional 50-euro bill.
The man was also sentenced for the use and growing of cannabis.
Mielonen was ordered to pay his victims a total of more than EUR 34,000 in damages.
He pleaded guilty to some of the charges brought against him.