A Waverley man could spend up to four-and-a-half years in jail for the violent sexual assault of a teenager .
Stewart George Pyers, 41, was found guilty by a jury of raping a 14-year-old in Waverley in the early hours of November 23, 2002.
The victim, who cannot be named, was walking to a pay phone on Regent Street when Pyers came up from behind wearing a mask and pulled her into a nearby garden.
He then raped her.
Today Justice Robert Pearce, in the Supreme Court in Launceston, said Pyers committed ``an extremely serious crime'' with no mitigating circumstances and had showed little remorse.
He ordered Pyers serve a non-parole period of two years and three months.