Rapist comes clean following CMC re-opening of island case
A TEENAGE girl whose boyfriend subjected her to a horrific sexual assault with a beer bottle was forced to report her ordeal to the Crime and Misconduct Commission when local police deemed her complaint "unsubstantiated".
Her now former boyfriend, who cannot be named to protect the victim's identity, has pleaded guilty to rape and will learn his fate by the end of the month.
The 22-year-old's sentencing hearing began in the Brisbane District Court on Thursday.
Crown Prosecutor Shauna Rankine outlined that the man and his girlfriend had gone camping on Fraser Island in August 2009 to celebrate the offender's 19th birthday.
The couple, who had been dating for almost a year, had an argument and the victim retired to her tent.
The then-teenage boyfriend went to apologise to his girlfriend, who rebuffed him when he became affectionate.
Ms Rankine said the man then forcibly had sex with her.
He also pinned her arms to the ground as she told him to stop it and told her: "You are loving it."
The Sippy Downs man then sexually assaulted the girl with a beer bottle and despite her objections told her to "just enjoy it".
The victim finally pushed her boyfriend off and told him to get out of the tent, Ms Rankine said.
The Crown submitted the man then slapped her and told her not to say anything.
Despite the ordeal, defence barrister Ruth O'Gorman revealed the couple continued to date and had consensual sex following the rape.
In October 2009, the victim complained to police but an investigation deemed several of her complaints were unsubstantiated.
A year later, the victim complained to the CMC, which re-opened the case.
Ms O'Gorman said the offences occurred in the context of a difficult relationship between two "very young people".
Ms O'Gorman said her client had a new girlfriend.