Summary: A Canberra man convicted of violently attacking his girlfriend, including using a horse-riding crop, has been sentenced to over 13 years in prison. The severity of the offenses escalated over time, with the man also stalking the victim after she fled. He will be eligible for parole in 2029.
A Canberra man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for violently assaulting his girlfriend on multiple occasions. The severity of the offenses escalated, with the man using a horse-riding crop to whip his partner. He also stalked the victim after she fled to New South Wales, contacting her 560 times and sending messages expressing his love. The court found the man guilty of 19 charges, including rape and assault. The judge noted the man’s lack of empathy and detachment from the seriousness of his actions. The man will be eligible for parole in 2029.
Tags: domestic violence, assault, rape, stalking, Canberra, prison sentence, parole