Boyfriend’s horror act
A GLADSTONE man who teamed up with a friend to sexually abuse his sleeping girlfriend has been released on parole.
The man, who cannot be named, has spent the past five months in jail and today pleaded guilty to several offences in Gladstone Magistrates Court.
The most serious offence was on May 14 about 5pm, according to facts read out by Magistrate Dennis Kinsella.
The 34-year-old attended his partner’s house with an unknown man and found her asleep inside.
The man carried his partner upstairs into a bedroom where her pants were removed. The woman soon woke up to the unknown man on top of her trying to put his penis into her vagina. Her boyfriend, also naked, was trying to put his penis into her mouth. The woman tried to roll away and told the men “F--- off ” but her boyfriend dragged her back and told her to “shut up”.
The woman kicked out at her boyfriend who had started to put his clothes back on. The other man left the house.
She ran downstairs and hid in the pantry but was followed by her boyfriend who said if she “kept carrying on” he would leave.
The woman said: “Get away from me”. The man later texted her and said: “Okay I’m so sorry I don’t know what happened ... this is a bit f---ed up ... I’m so upset with myself.”
In an interview with police the next day the man said he didn’t remember the incident but admitted it “could have happened”.
The court heard the man was assessed by a clinical psychologist who stated in a report presented in court the man had a learning disability and had “extremely low intelligence”.
Family members described the man as “fun, loving and compassionate” and his girlfriend was in court to support him. Magistrate Kinsella noted the man was not being charged for attempted rape but rather a domestic violence order breach. He said the element of sexual assault formed part of the narrative that described the act of the breach.
Magistrate Kinsella said it was a “very serious” breach involving an assault of sexual nature that violated the privacy of the “vulnerable” woman.
He was ordered to serve a two-year imprisonment term, with immediate parole release.