A brave victim managed to get her brutal fiancÚ to admit he raped her by trapping him into a text message confession.
Kelly Turner gathered the courage to approach cops after four months but was showed little hope of a conviction since the forensic evidence had long vanished.
But the 25-year-old was determined to put fiancÚ Luke Ward behind bars for inflicting torture on her and braved the confession, "pretending to be his friend."
"I knew a confession was the only thing that would bring him to justice - and I was the only person that could get that out of him," the News of the World quoted her as saying.
"I was determined to stop him doing it again to somebody else so I texted him, pretending to be his friend again. Eventually I asked him why he raped me," she added.
Kelly revealed she could not believe her eyes when 23-year-old Ward later replied with a series of messages admitting everything.
One text, in his own abbreviated slang style, read: "Ye I did rape u, cse ur fit and I cudant resist. Cse I wanted sex wiv u, u turn me on."
Kelly said: "When I read that I felt sick, but elated at the same time because I now had the evidence the police needed."
Ward was sentenced years in jail after he was found guilty of rape in addition to making threats to kill.
Kelly added: "I'm proud that I finally managed to get the evidence for the police. Now I feel safe for the first time in over a year. I hope he gets a long sentence. Knowing he's finally behind bars, where he belongs, means I can now at last get on with the rest of my life."