Ms Jenkins, who has waived her right to anonymity, said she wanted her attacker to know he was not in control and she could move on.
She said: “I want him to know how I feel. He probably won’t care because he is a sick twisted old man, but it is good for me that I have that chance.”
Describing the attack, she said Clark grabbed her by the throat and threatened her with a knife, telling her he did not want to hurt her.
“The trauma from it all never goes away,” she said. “You have constant nightmares, always wondering if someone running up the street is coming to get you. I liked to hope one day he would be found but I never really thought he would.”
Christopher Clark was first convicted of a sexual offence in 1978 after he carried out an indecent assault in Bristol on a girl who was aged under 14.
Eight years later, in 1986, he was arrested and charged with 13 offences, including rape and burglary with intent to rape. The offences happened in South Benfleet, Grays, Great Baddow, South Woodham Ferrers, Hornchurch and Upminster.
These offences saw Clark dubbed the Early Bird Rapist as he would watch his victims in their homes and attack in the morning.
In 1996 he was jailed for life after sexually assaulting and attempting to suffocate a young woman in Bath. He had only been released from prison three months before.
Sentencing Clark recorder Claire Davies said had he been caught at the time of the offence it could have prevented further attacks.
She said: “It is regrettable, to say the least, that you were not caught then, because then you went on to carry out a campaign of the most serious sexual offences for
which you’re serving a life sentence.”
Ms Jenkins, who is now known as Yolande Kennedy, said she had chosen to speak about the attack to help others who had suffered such experiences.
She said: “I want to look at the whites of his eyes and let him know how he has made me feel over the years. I want to tell him he is not in control anymore. He obviously is the kind of person who needs to overpower women and I hope he never gets to do that again.