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This Morning helps teenager catch her rapist after it recommended recording the attack on a phone

A brave teenager caught her rapist by using her phone to record the attack after seeing another woman recommending it on TV's This Morning. 

Pardon Bopoto met the young woman, 19, on a night out in Bristol and he went back to her home where she offered him her spare room for the night. 

Bopoto, 36, 'wouldn't take no for an answer' and forced himself on her.

The victim then recalled an item she had seen on ITV show This Morning and hit record on her phone.

Pardon Bopoto, 36, has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of rape

Bopoto, of Bristol, was arrested and denied rape.

But a jury who heard the audio recording at Bristol Crown Court convicted Bopoto and he was jailed today for six years.

Judge William Hart told him: 'From the recording you can tell she has been drinking and is tired. All she wants you to do is leave her alone.

'You are determined to carry on and you did.

'Anyone listening to the recording would have found it very emotional and upsetting, as the jury did from their reaction to it. 

'She made her position clear, both physically and in words, you were not prepared to say no for an answer, and you raped her.'

Bopoto must register as a sex offender and is now barred from working from children and vulnerable adults. 

The victim read a statement to the judge from the witness box, sitting behind a screen.

She described how she froze when she was assaulted and had gone from an 'outgoing and bubbly' person to finding it hard to trust people and not going out alone.

The victim told the court she recalled an episode of This Morning on ITV hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in which a woman recorded an attack on her phone

She told the court: 'I felt guilty talking about it to my family. I didn't want to upset them.

'It really upsets me to see my family crying.'

She said she had had to take time off work and had lost out financially.

She added: 'I feel all over the place. I think about the future and I don't know what's going to happen.

'It happened, I'm going to have to live with it and I'm not sure how.'

David Scutt, defending, said: 'Mr Bopoto has given me clear instructions that he would wish me to say nothing.

'He takes the view there's nothing he can say that will make his position any better.'

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