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Chilling moment sex attacker lures 18-year-old girl into car as he pretended to be taxi driver after she left nightclub

THIS is the chilling moment a sex attacker lured a teen girl into his car after pretending to be a taxi driver.

The 18-year-old was leaving a nightclub when she was ambushed by Ricardas Mikuckis, 33.

He had been lurking in his red Ford Kuga in Cardiff city centre stalking the woman.

Haunting CCTV shows him watching the woman as she spoke to a taxi driver, who had lent her his phone so she could call someone for the fare.

Mikuckis then pulled up alongside the victim, who got in believing he was a taxi driver.

But she became suspicious after the monster took an unexpected turn and began driving to a secluded area.

Mikuckis then calmly got out of the car before smoking a cigarette - leaving the woman locked inside.

He returned and sexually assaulted her by kissing and touching her during the horror on August 29, 2019.

The victim managed to fight him off and escape before raising the alarm.

Cops tracked Mikuckis down after trawling CCTV and using ANPR technology. They also found a cigarette butt with his DNA on it at the scene.

The fiend has now been caged for 15 months after being convicted of sexual assault.

Sergeant Mark Wonnacott said: "“Having viewed the CCTV and interviewed the distraught victim in this case, I have no doubt that Ricardas Mikuckis is a calculated and predatory individual who went out that night looking for a vulnerable woman to prey upon.

“The CCTV is chilling, and what happened to the young victim in this case is every woman’s worst nightmare. Her courage in fighting him off that night, and in supporting this prosecution throughout to ensure this dangerous individual is jailed, is commendable.

“This has had a devastating impact on her, shattering her confidence and her trust in others, and I only hope that today’s sentencing provides her with some closure and enables her to begin rebuilding her life.

“I also hope it provides other victims of sexual assault, who may be reluctant to come forward, with the confidence to do so. We have specially trained officers and work with a wide range of support services to ensure victims are fully supported.”

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