At that time, Heinze groped a young traveller he’d met on Gumtree, and forced her onto a bed. The court heard the assault only ended when the woman kicked and screamed at Heinze. He plead guilty to those charges earlier this month.
The Brazilian woman, who was found naked and in great distress after the assault, described the lingering psychological and physical impact of Heinze’s offences by saying “after the sexual assault, I was waking up in the middle of the night, scared someone was breaking in.”
The German tourist, who Heinze viciously attacked with a hammer and attempted to run over, maintained that he could not “defeat” her. She said “you could not break me. You could not win, even when you tried so hard.”
“You could not make me into a victim because I’m a survivor. This only has made me stronger than I have ever been.