Michelle Austin a victim of Gregory Last speaks to the media after he was found to be a dangerous offender by Superior Court Justice Lynne Leitch Tuesday Jan 15. 2013 at the London, Ont courthouse. (QMI Agency/MIKE HENSEN)
LONDON, ONT. - After Gregory Last was designated a dangerous offender and jailed indefinitely Tuesday, survivor Michelle Austin was walking on air.
"This is the absolute best outcome I could have ever hoped for," she said on the steps of the London courthouse. "I hoped this for years and years and then I didn't hope it anymore because I thought it was impossible and now it's actually coming true. I'm so happy about that."
Last was just 19 when he was arrested for the brutal attack on Austin at her apartment and a gunpoint sexual assault on a teenager in the fall of 2003.
He was defiant at his trials and denied beating, choking and assaulting Austin. He said he had consensual sex with the teen and didn't hold a gun to her, choke her or force her to have sex.