The case of a Birmingham rapist sentenced to life has been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Mark Jarvis was given the sentence for rape, two counts of robbery and kidnapping. He was convicted on August 20, 1998 and sentenced on December 14, 1998 at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
At the time the judge gave a recommendation that he serve a minimum of seven years and six months.
He committed the offences after he had been allowed out of prison while serving a sevenyear sentence for the manslaughter of a Birmingham taxi driver.
The prosecution contended that Jarvis had kidnapped a woman, robbed her and forced her to withdraw money from cash machines before raping her.
A single judge dismissed an appeal against sentence by Jarvis in March 1999 and the full court dismissed an appeal in July 1999.
Jarvis then applied to the Commission on August 16,1999. He raised no new arguments and the case was not referred, but he re-applied citing new grounds on February 22, 2005.
Jarvis, of Windmill Lane, Smethwick, was 32 when he pleaded guilty to charges of rape, kidnapping and robbery.
At the time the court heard how his victim was standing alone at a bus stop in Bearwood Road, Smethwick, early one morning in January 1998 when Jarvis grabbed her by the collar of her coat and threatened to cut her throat unless she went with him to his van.
He removed rings from her fingers and a necklace and then told her he wanted her money and forced her to go with him to several banks where she was made to withdraw a total of £1,000 with her bank cards.
Jarvis had spent most of his life in custody since he was 16 and had been sent to prison in 1986 for rape. He had been convicted of the manslaughter of the taxi driver in 1993 and sentenced to seven years.
The Commission is the independent public body set up by Parliament in 1997 to investigate possible miscarriages of justice and to decide if they should be referred to the appeal courts.