High Court Ireland
Samir Mansour was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court today (Wiki Commons/Leoboudv Flickr)

A chef from Mullingar, Ireland, has been sentenced to 29 years for raping a lesbian in January 2010 after telling her he was a homosexual.

Samir Mansour, 46, who is originally from Tunisia, was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court for rape, false imprisonment, sexual assault and threatening to kill.

He received two sentences of nine-and-a-half years for rape, three years for threatening to kill his victim and six years for false imprisonment.

Mansour was given an one-and-a-half year suspended sentence and all will run concurrently, meaning he will serve eight years behind bars.

Judge Iseult O'Malley said his victim was left terrified, suffered from internal injuries and had nightmares, panic attacks and flashbacks of the attack.

Mansour met his victim in a nightclub in Westmeath. The woman, who was 19 at the time, told Mansour she was a lesbian and he told her he was gay.

Although she did not believe him, she thought he seemed nice and accepted an invitation to a party at Mansour's house.

When she arrived and realised no one else was coming, she tried to leave but was attacked. Mansour raped and orally raped his victim, then threatened to poke her eye out and kill her.

He was found guilty of the attack on 7 December.