23-year-old man imprisoned for raping girlfriend in her sleep and videotaping the 'invasive, repetitive, obsessive penetration'
Jack Morrison was found guilty of 18 counts of rape and three aggravated indecent assaults last week after a lengthy jury trial in Western Australia
A man has been sentenced to nine years in jail for repeatedly raping his girlfriend while she slept. He even went to the extent of filming the horrific act.
The 23-year-old, Jack Morrison, was found guilty of 18 counts of rape and three aggravated indecent assaults last week after a lengthy jury trial in Western Australia.
His girlfriend had been raped several times over the course of nearly a year up to July 2016 and she was in the dark about it. The discovery of her assault came in when she accidentally plugged his external hard drive into her computer.
The woman saw footage of herself being abused by her partner and sometimes with objects including a spoon. There were eight clips filmed in the course of 10 months showing "invasive, repetitive, obsessive penetration," it has been reported.
Handing down the sentence, Judge Troy Sweeney said the horrific assaults would leave the woman, who had been living with Morrison, with lasting trauma. "Women know that violent strangers are the enemy and to be avoided," Judge Sweeney said to the media.
"A woman can try and watch out for that sort of man but for (this woman), sleep is now the enemy. And she also knows that the man she loved and trusted and chose to live with is the enemy."
She further said that Morrison treated the woman like a "blow up plastic sex doll… which you used… for your own pleasure."
She likened the videos to "trophies" for Morrison, whose internet search history revealed an interest in sleep-sex porn.
During the trial, the jury was told how Morrison had an interest in "sleep-sex" porn, which depicted women being raped while unconscious. He began videotaping in September 2015.
While prosecutors had alleged that the woman was drugged before Morrison's assaults, Judge Sweeney said there was not enough evidence to draw that conclusion. Morrison had requested the court to keep his identity sealed because of threats he said he had received in prison while awaiting sentence. However, the request was denied and Morrison was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with eligibility for parole in 2025.