Nathan Gifford, 44, was yesterday jailed for eight years for the 2011 rape in Gillingham, Kent, at Maidstone Crown Court.
The woman had been out with a friend but they had become separated and Gifford helped her into a cab he had borrowed from a friend. He had spent the evening picking up hires. After raping the woman, he abandoned her in an alley. He was arrested after being identified using CCTV and plate recognition technology.