Feb 2019 | 'Predatory, violent and depraved' backpacker rapist gets seven years

Date: 27 Feb 2019

Source: The Age

A father-of-six lured a backpacker to Melbourne from interstate by promising her work but instead held her captive in a motel and made car noises as he raped her.

Alimadad Mokhtari, 42, convinced his victim to fly from Queensland following a fake job ad he put on Gumtree in May 2016.

He took her to a Keysborough motel and tried to ply her with alcohol but she repeatedly rejected him and his sexual advances.

"The victim was alone and isolated. You created a situation and manipulated it in a way to force yourself upon her when your sexual advances were rebuffed," County Court Judge Scott Johns said on Wednesday.

Mokhtari grabbed the woman as she attempted to leave and repeatedly raped her over six hours, threatening to beat her if she screamed, the judge said.

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