A 21-year-old man from Northampton has been given a 15 year sentence, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two women, including a pensioner.
Mohammed Haque, aged 21, of Lindsay Avenue, Abington, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Crown Court where he was sent to prison for five offences.
On 10 November 2014, he attacked a woman who was walking through The Racecourse, both physically and sexually assaulting her.
Then, on 25 January 2015, he forced his way into the home of an elderly woman in Westone, Northampton, where he sexually assaulted her and stole money from the property.
At a hearing in June, Haque pleaded guilty to five charges including, sexual assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence, sexual assault and robbery.
Haque was apprehended following an investigation by a team of more than 20 detectives.
Officers quickly identified that a vehicle, a maroon Ford Fiesta, was involved in the second incident.
Following a thorough search, more than 40 such vehicles were identified in Northamptonshire and using systems such as ANPR, the vehicle was identified.
Officers also issued two computer generated images of the offender in an attempt to track him down.
Detectives also enlisted the help of the National Crime Agency, Serious Case Analysis Section and other law enforcement agencies to apprehend the suspect.
He was arrested on 11 February 2015.
Detective Inspector Lee McBride, who led the investigation, said: We welcome today s sentence and pay tribute to the victims and their families for their support and courage in very difficult circumstances.
Mohammed Haque identified vulnerable women and committed heinous offences against them. He will now spend a significant time of his life in prison.
The successful prosecution today is thanks to the victims, their families and the hard work of the investigative team for their persistence in identifying him.
In all, Haque has been given an 11 year sentence and will spend a further four years on licence.