A steroid addict who raped a TV presenter and then arranged for acid to be thrown in her face in act of "pure calculated and deliberate evil" has been jailed for life.
Daniel Lynch's 25-year-old victim is now partially blind in one eye, has to be fed through a tube in her stomach and has endured more than 30 operations.
Lynch, 33, of west London, was sentenced to life at London's Wood Green Crown Court. Stefan Sylvestre, 20, who threw the acid, was also given a life sentence.
Passing sentence at Wood Green Crown Court, Judge Nicholas Browne QC said: "The victim had a face of pure beauty. You, Danny Lynch and Stefan Sylvestre, represent the face of pure evil. The facts of this case are chilling and shocking.
"You planned and then executed an act of pure, calculated and deliberate evil. You decided to wreck the victim's life by thrusting a full container of sulphuric acid straight into her face from point- blank range."
Shaven-headed Lynch, of Becklow Gardens, Shepherd's Bush, must serve a minimum of 16 years before he is eligible for parole. Sylvestre, also from Shepherd's Bush, must serve a minimum of six years before he is eligible for parole.
The court heard harrowing testimony from the victim, an aspiring presenter and model, who said her life had been destroyed by the rape and acid attack.
In an impact statement, she said: "When the acid was thrown at me it felt like I was burning in hell. It was an indescribable, unique, torturous pain."
She said the legacy of the dual attacks had left her to sometimes wish that she was dead.
Her statement read: "I have lost my future, my career, my spirit, my body, my looks, my dignity - the list goes on. All I am left with is an empty shell. A part of me has died that will never come back. This is worse than death."