Dost Mohammed was 47 when he abused a 20-year-old student in 1986 after tricking her to a flat for a curry.
But before being arrested he fled to Pakistan... then secretly sneaked back to Britain 19 months later.
Mohammed, now 72, was finally tracked down in Bradford, West Yorks, last year. But when given bail by magistrates, partly due to his age, he took out £5,900 from his bank and vanished again.
Mohammed, now believed hiding in Pakistan, was jailed for six years in his absence at Leeds Crown Court.
Judge Kerry Macgill praised the victim - who had been so devastated by the attack she abandoned her studies at Bradford University - as "a very brave lady" for reliving her ordeal in court.