The man who raped a nurse in Australia, as she was walking home from a party has been sentenced to six years in prison for the horrific crime.
In October 2015 a 31-year old man attacked the woman with a “machete-shaped knife." The woman told the rapist during the attack that she was a nurse and said, "please don't hurt me."
The victim managed to escape from the man, but he chased after her, caught her and sexually assaulted her again.
He left the victim covered in bruises, scratches, and lacerations. She ran to a nearby home and asked them to call the police for help.
She was transported to Alice Springs Hospital for treatment.
The police located the assailant soon after. He was in his car asleep with the knife on the floor close to him.
When asked about the rape he told the police “I didn’t rape her, I just grabbed her on the a***”.
DNA evidence concluded that police had the right man.
According to the judge “Notwithstanding your plea of guilty and your acceptance of responsibility by plea, I see no sign of remorse."
“The offending was extremely serious. It involved a random attack upon a vulnerable female late at night in the suburbs of Alice Springs."
“It was a prolonged attack. The whole experience must have been terrifying" said Judge Riley.
The victim was present in the courtroom and admitted that she thought she was going to die and consequently was so traumatized that she is wondering whether she can continue to practice nursing, a career that she loves.
This is not the first time this offender has been convicted of rape. He raped another woman in 2009.
According to Judge Riley, the man has a problem with alcohol and binge drinking.
The judge also believes that the "prospects for rehabilitation, assessed at this time, are poor."
The man will not be eligible for parole for a period of five years.