A man has been jailed for six years after breaking into his former girl-friend's home and raping her three times in front of her toddler.
The 34-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, attacked the woman, aged in her early 20s, in the home they used to share in Hayes.
Harrow Crown Court heard how the couple began a relationship in 2005, after meeting when she was 18 and he was 31.
The pair, who have a 20-month-old son, had a volatile relationship, and eventually separated. He moved out of the home.
But at 5am on April 22, the man used a butter knife to peel away putty on a window to get inside. He then raped his victim in her bedroom, biting her twice and pausing only when their child woke.
Defence barrister, Ian Dear, said: "A less considerate defendant might have carried on without consideration of a child waking."
On Thursday last week, Judge Susan Tapping sentenced the man to six years in prison and ordered him to be placed on the sex offenders' register for life.
Graham Hamilton, detective inspector of the Public Protection Group at Hillingdon Police, said: "Hillingdon Police and the Sapphire unit in particular, who deal with sex offences in the borough, are pleased with the conviction, in particular with regard to being of a domestic nature.
"We hope it sends a message out to other victims to report these incidents, and provide them with confidence in the police."