A deaf paedophile who raped a young girl has had his jail term slashed by judges after claiming prison is "isolating".
Egyptian national Gamal Demian, 51, who is also mute, claims he can not watch television or communicate with other inmates.
He was sentenced to 20 years after raping and sexually assaulting a string of girls as young as eight, the MailOnline reported.
But appeal judges slashed the term to 18 years after hearing that he was struggling with life behind bars.
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According to The Sun, his barrister Judith Benson said: "His isolation because of his deafness within the prison is increased in comparison to an ordinary prisoner.
"He is unable to watch TV or partake in any other media of that sort.
"His life essentially consists of a period of time in workshops where he is able to have minimal communication.
"Save for that, he has no means of communication or passing time."
Demian, who was branded "dangerous" by judges, moved to West London in 2004 and worked in a shop.
He will serve an extra three years on extended licence following his prison sentence.
At the Court of Appeal, judge Adele Williams said: "We are persuaded some reduction is appropriate."