Australian jailed to 10 years over British backpacker rape

Australian jailed to 10 years over British backpacker rape

An Australian man who kidnapped and repeatedly raped a British backpacker during a month long ordeal has been jailed for 10 years. Marcus Martin had pleaded guilty to charges of rape and deprivation of liberty against the 22-year-old Liverpool woman. The pair met in Cairns in January 2017 and had begun a relationship. When the relationship soured, Martin subjected the woman to physical abuse.

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 1 year

10 years for a brutal kidnapping, rape and battery? 8 when he serves 80%. Something is seriously wrong with the Justice system.

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

only 10?

Seed 1 year

10 years is awfully light; 20 years seems more appropriate. 10 years in prison though, I hope those are 10 years well spent.

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Well if it's true he should get more, they were in a relationship though so it cats a shadow of doubt imo

Barra Cudda
Barra Cudda 1 year

Ha! Get out of my country foreigner.

Unbiased Intent
Unbiased Intent 1 year

How about life and castration? My country's laws are some of the weakest in the world. An absolutely embarrassment, I am so sorry to this lady.

Forrest  Trump
Forrest Trump 1 year

10 years is more than enough

Plumer 1 year

But he looks like such a nice young man.

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