Man found guilty of violently raping his ex-girlfriend

A MAN asked his ex-girlfriend "how does it feel to be raped" after forcing her to have sex with him, a court heard.

A terrifying three-hour ordeal began with "acts of violence and degradation" at the woman's Middlemount home and ended with a car trip to what she thought was her grave before he was arrested.

He was distraught over their break-up and angry because she slept with another man.

So he broke into her home on April 29 last year while she was out, then told her he'd heard about the incident on social media and suggested he spend the night, the District Court in Mackay heard yesterday.

She said yes.

It began about 1.30am on April 30.

He grabbed her around the throat and squeezed her neck with his hands while yelling abuse like "you're a dirty, filthy (expletive)", crown prosecutor Brendan Manttan said.

He slammed her head against a cupboard, flicked a cigarette at her and threatened her with a 15cm shard of broken glass.

When she cried he said, "I wish I could tape up your mouth ... I don't have any tape."

He raped her while she was crying and saying no.

Afterward he called his mother and said "I raped her".

The man then forced her to get in a car where she saw two knives on the front seat.

He asked her, "Would you like to be killed quick and painless ... or buried alive?" and told her there was a grave waiting.

Police found a text message on his phone from his mother, which read "Never say that word again. She wanted it ok. Delete this message."

Defence barrister Scott McLennon said "the facts speak for themselves", but in the man's favour was his age, lack of criminal history and remorse over the incident. Now 20, the man pleaded guilty to rape, torture, deprivation of liberty and assault.

He was convicted and jailed for six years with a parole eligibility date of September 18, 2015.

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