A found guilty of committing five sexual assaults has been given an indefinite jail sentence to protect the public.
Golwyn Mather, 29, of Palace Grove, Leigh, was caught when he reported to Greater Manchester Police that he had been assaulted in August 2008.
An officer taking his statement noticed Mather’s house matched the description given by a victim of a sexual assault.
He must serve at least seven years before being considered for parole.
He has also been ordered by a judge at Liverpool Crown Court to sign the sex offenders register for life after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault and two counts of serious sexual assault.
Mather was arrested in August 2008 and while he was on bail a 16-year-old girl, with whom Mather had been in a sexual relationship, called the police after she read about an attack in her local newspaper.
She suspected Mather was responsible because she noticed he had cuts and grazes, as well as mud on his clothes.
Police said they had also linked Mather to another sexual assault on 9 June 2008.