My actual thought in situations like this is: "What a pity it took the suffering of an innocent for society to realize that the proper place of these scum was prison, and to put them there. And what a pity they can't be put in prison for longer." If they hadn't wanted to spend years in prison, maybe they shouldn't have committed a serious crime?
As for the victim, yes, I think she'll come through and enjoy the rest of her life. Humans tend to recover from that which does not actually kill or severely maim them. As Iago the Parrot put it, "You'd be surprised what you can live through."