Marina Adams was subjected to a 15-hour rape ordeal at the hands of Alexander Volynets
Alexander Volynets, 39, from the Ukraine, subjected Marina Adams to a vicious ordeal where he raped the then mother-of-one twice in a terrifying ordeal despite her being heavily pregnant with his child.
Mr Volynets, a window fitter, was jailed for six years for the attack and has since been deported back to his native country to serve out his remaining sentence.
Ms Adams waived her right to anonymity to describe her ordeal at the hands of the 14-stone Volynets after she had tried to cut ties with him when discovering he had two passports and was in the UK illegally.
The hairdresser from Bognor Regis said Volynets had barged his way into her home and raped her twice in her bedroom, telling her: “If I can’t have you no-one can.”
Despite the attack she went on to give birth to his child.
Ms Adams now fears that he could return to the UK and strike again.
She said: "I worry he will come back to Britain. At the back of my mind I think, if he has done it once he could do it again.
Alexander Volynets raped Marina Adams twice in her bedroom
"If he was in this country again I would be absolutely terrified. I would have to move to a different country or somewhere he couldn't find me.
"I would be absolutely petrified. I dread to think what would happen.
"I feared for my life. He said he was going to kill me and I thought he would. He is mentally unstable. He is dangerous and ruthless."
Ms Adams, who was born in Russia and lived half her life in the UK, first met the Ukrainian via the dating site love.ru with the pair initially embarking on a brief fling during which she became pregnant.
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Marina Adams has waived her right to anonymity to recount her rape ordeal
She broke off the affair when she discovered he had two passports, was living in London illegally and had been lying about his age.
At first he tried to repair the relationship saying he loved her and offered to marry to her but he became sinister when she rejected his advances and he began to stalk her as well as bombard her with endless calls, texts and emails, which could be up to 100 an hour.
On one occasion she discovered him lurking in her lounge at 1am after he had revoked the bolts from her back door in an attempt to find out if she was seeing another man.
Marina Adams was threatened with a grenade
The harassment lasted six months in which time she contacted the West Sussex police five times and they issued him with various warnings but he ignored them.
In an attempt to put a stop to the harassment she lied to him, saying she was in a new relationship.
However, the plan backfired and he turned up on her doorstep on January 29, 2010, a day Volynets knew her eldest daughter would be at her mother’s house.
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Ms Adams said: “He knocked on the door. I had expected that he might come over and I thought we might deal with it once and for all.
"But instead of that, he just pushed himself in, threw my phone out of my hand and shoved me against the wall.
"Then he put this hand grenade right up to my face and said, 'Are you happy now?', said Marina, who had no idea the grenade was a realistic replica at the time.
"He said, 'Are you smiling now? Do you think it's funny now?' Then he asked, 'How can you do this? I love you. How can you do this you horrible bitch?'
Alexander Volynets at Tower Bridge in London
"It went round and round in circles, he was going on and on and on and was holding the grenade the whole time. I just thought, 'Please go away.'
"Then he told me to go upstairs. He raped me in my bedroom. He told me not to struggle. He said, 'You won't struggle because you will lose your baby’.
"He was very calm and was giving orders but he had these mad eyes. I tried to push him off but he is tall and strong – I had absolutely no chance.
"He didn't leave until the next morning. He told me he was going to keep doing it. He said, 'I will keep coming back and doing what I'm doing until you get used to it.'"
Marina Adams has relived her rape ordeal
Volynets raped Ms Adams at night and again the following morning, warning her not to struggle and threatening to blow up the house if she did.
He finally left at 8am, 15 hours after he arrived at 5pm, while Ms Adams put on layers of thick jumpers and wrapped herself up in her quilt.
By coincidence, police knocked on her door later that week and said they had caught Volynets, who was married with twin daughters in Ukraine, with a crowbar trying to break into houses.
She broke down in tears and told them everything.
Volynets denied rape but was found guilty after Marina gave evidence during a week-long trial at Lewes Crown Court in May 2011 and jailed for six years.
He was deported to the Ukraine in 2013 to serve out the rest of his sentence and is now understood to have been released.
In an act of compassion, Ms Adams, whose unborn child survived the attack and is now aged six, said she has forgiven her attacker.
She said: "A two-month mistake ruined three years of my life. In the end he was in jail but I was serving the sentence.
"I was was frightened, paranoid and a nervous wreck.
Alexander Volynets was jailed for six years for raping Marina Adams
"I eventually decided to forgive him and this has definitely made me a stronger person. He has no power over me anymore."
But she added: "If he has gone this far then next time he will go further. Every woman who sees his photo should beware."
Sussex Police said: "The rape was thoroughly investigated, resulting in his conviction, prison sentence, and deportation."
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