Serial sex offender who raped male inmate while watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding gets extended jail term

'Railway Rapist' Troy Allan Burley was set to walk free in February 2020 but his most recent offenses mean he will not for another seven years.


                            Serial sex offender who raped male inmate while watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding gets extended jail term

A serial rapist, who spent all but 13 months of his adult life behind bars, has been found guilty of raping a young inmate inside the prison while watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding. His jail time has been extended further.

Judge Jennifer Rosengren admonished Troy Allan Burley, 41, and said he had made his victim, a 21-year-old male, perform "vile, gross, and degrading" acts for his sexual gratification, according to news.com.au.

During his week-long trial, the court heard details about the series of attacks, which started at the Wolston Correctional Centre near Brisbane in May 2018. It was told of how Burley had forced his victim to perform oral sex on him three times, and would often walk into his room naked and subject him to a series of lewd acts. 

One of the rapes occurred while Burley was watching the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it was heard, with the victim reading out a powerful impact statement where he said he often cried himself to sleep.

"The impact is traumatic and widespread", he said. "I was extremely trapped in the situation that I did not know how to get out of", he said in a victim impact statement read to the court. I was used as a sex object and exploited. I have never felt so scared of anyone as I was him. His actions were calculated, predatory, and violent and will leave an everlasting indent on me for the rest of my life."  

Burley had earned the moniker of the 'Railway Rapist' and was first jailed in the 90s after he committed a series of violent attacks on four women at railway stations. He grabbed them from behind, covered their faces, and taunted them as he attacked them, demanding to know where they lived and if they had children because he would "enjoy having sex with little girls."

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1997, but released on parole in 2015. However, while he was out, he was found guilty of property offenses, including the theft of underwear, and sent back to prison.

He was all set to walk free in February, though his most recent offenses mean he will not do so anytime soon. Rosengren sentenced him to a total of six years for three sexual assaults on his victim which will run concurrently with a seven-year term for the three rapes. 

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