Does Hallmark make a card for this? Maybe something with a puppy on the front that says "I'd like to paws and apologize for raping you. Sorry!"
Because the thing everyone wants to see after a rape is their rapist returning to "apologize" to them.
Despite what your mommy told you there are some acts you can't take back. Called someone a bad name? Apologize. Smashed into someone's parked car and drove off without leaving a note? Apologize and pay the damages. Killed someone's kid while driving drunk? "I'm sorry" ain't exactly gonna make it up to them.
Raped an 87 year old woman because you're a scumbag piece of shit? Yeah, good luck with that.
The best thing this guy could have done would be to turn himself in to the police. At least that might help ameliorate the fear and sense of injustice. It wouldn't fix things though. This is why there are certain things you NEVER DO. Because you cannot undo them. It's why you NEVER get behind the wheel of a car while drunk. Or push someone down the stairs when you're mad at them. Because if you shout "I hate you I hate you I wish you were dead" There's a chance you might be forgiven. But you can't undo a broken neck.