A rapist, Paolo Kretteis, 22, whose DNA was was linked to another victim have been convicted of two counts.
Kretteis of Petts Hill, Northolt was found guilty at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, 28 January after raping two women.
The court also convicted him of one count of making threats to kill.
He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Kretteis committed the crime on 13 October 2019 at approximately 04:40hrs when he attacked and raped a woman in her mid-20s on a footbridge over a railway line close to Bentworth Road, W12.
The victim told the police that she first met the suspect outside a bar before walking towards a bus stop.
She said the suspect assaulted her before raping her until he was interrupted by a member of the public, giving the woman the chance to flag down a passing driver who helped her contact the police.
The woman was taken to hospital with facial injuries where she was supported by specially trained officers.
Detectives launched an investigation and pulled up the CCTV footage where they saw the suspect.
The CCTV was later released to the media to appeal for public assistance, unfortunately, there was no breakthrough but his DNA recovered from the woman’s coat was registered in the police database.
In a separate incident, the police recalled a call in the early hours to a report of a disturbance at a residential address in Ealing on 15 December 2019.
A woman in her early 20s had called the police to a report of an assault and rape by Kretteis who was known to her.
The police arrested kretteis at the scene and as part of the investigation process, took his DNA; this was later found to match the earlier sample taken from his first victim’s coat in October.
Kretteis was arrested in February 2020, pleaded guilty and would be sentenced at the same court on Friday, 26 March.
The officer leading the investigation in Hammersmith, Detective Sergeant James Bulpin said: “Kretteis attacked a lone woman in the street late at night and only fled the scene when interrupted by a person walking by.
“He may well have thought that he had got away with this attack, but he has now rightly been convicted.”
Another officer from the West Area BCU who investigated the second offence, Detective Constable Asha Adams said “Kretteis has shown no regard for either of the survivors he has been convicted of raping.
“Both have shown tremendous bravery to come forward and in their commitment to helping police convict this dangerous and violent offender.” “