THE victim of a Barrow rapist said she feels sorry for her attacker - but cannot forgive him.

Hoi Ping Yung, 47, was jailed for four and a half years in March after the attack in the corridor of Dublin’s Harcourt Hotel in 2013.

The rape survivor has now broken her silence.

“I think my attacker is a sick man who needs help but I can’t forgive him," she told The Irish Sun.

"He was disgusting in his actions and tried to evade justice.

“I don’t wish him any pain or suffering but I do believe the way he behaved over the last seven years has been cowardly, unjust, selfish and inconsiderate to me and my family.

“I think he is a sociopath who showed absolutely no empathy and told lie after lie during this whole nightmare. It may be seven years ago but I’m still having flashbacks.

“He attacked me when I was asleep, chased after me when I managed to escape and then went back to sleep while I was suffering from a panic attack in the street.

“I had no idea he was wandering the corridors looking for me but I had the determination to get away.”

Later charged with rape, Yung offered to plead guilty to sexual assault before this was rejected by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Although the incident happened in November 2013, delays and adjournments to the case meant it only went ahead last year.

Yung was finally found guilty of rape last December.

The woman urged other rape survivors to come forward.

She told the paper: “It was harrowing being cross examined in court, having my underwear being shown and my father who passed away being brought up but it was worth it in the end. I was telling the truth from day one."