A man who attacked and sexually assaulted a teenage girl in Burton-on-Trent more than a decade ago has been given a four-year jail sentence.
Stanley Atkinson, who is already serving a life sentence for a separate attack, was tracked down by detectives using new DNA technology.
The 44-year-old was caught as part of Operation Advance, a nationwide drive to clear up so-called "cold cases".
Atkinson, originally from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, left DNA evidence behind when he attacked a 16-year-old girl in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire in July 1995, punching her and dragging her into bushes to sexually assault her.
In 2002 he was jailed for life for a violent sexual attack on a woman in Cornwall, and DNA recovered from the scene was found to match that found at the scene of the Burton-on-Trent attack.
Atkinson admitted the assault at an earlier hearing, and yesterday at the Isle of Wight Crown Court, Judge Ian Pearson gave him a four-year prison sentence, to be served concurrently with his life sentence.
Detective Sergeant David Johnston, from Staffordshire Police, said: "The traumatised victim and her family have had to live with the memory of this terrifying incident for very many years.
"It was a dreadful experience made worse by having to face up to the prospect that the man who had done this might never be caught.
"However, thanks to developments in DNA and improvements in forensic science, this criminal is now behind bars.
"Hopefully, with the knowledge that justice has finally been done, the family will now be able to finally find the closure they need."
Operation Advance is a national programme funded and co-ordinated by the Home Office’s Police Standards Unit, which uses recent advances in DNA technology to investigate unsolved serious crimes such as murder and rape committed between 1976 and 1999.