Australian man jailed for 10 years over British backpacker gunpoint road trip ordeal

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Staff, who said the young woman was “crying and shaking”, called the police.  Martin was found hiding in the back of the four wheel drive vehicle when it was stopped by officers on the remote Warrego Highway.  He pleaded guilty last October to three counts of rape and one of kidnap.

Ms Greer needed hospital treatment for injuries, including facial fractures. At the time, investigators said the young Briton was lucky to be alive.

“We have potentially saved this young girl’s life, given what’s happened to her, the extent of what’s happened and over the period of time, anything may have transpired,” explained Detective Inspector Paul Hart, from Queensland police.

In handing down sentence in Cairns, Judge Dean Morzone said Martin, 25, would be classified as a serious violent offender, who will serve at least eight years behind bars.



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