Marcus Martin attacked and kidnapped Elisha Greer in Cairns, in North Queensland, and forced her to drive him almost 1,000 miles south as she feared she would be murdered.
Along the way Martin – whose face and neck are tattooed – repeatedly assaulted Ms Greer, then 21, and threatened her at gunpoint during the hell ride.
Ms Greer, from Liverpool, was eventually rescued near the Outback town of Mitchell after a service station owner saw her looking like a “zombie” and alerted police.
She was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries including fractures to her face.
Now 24, Ms Greer had met Martin at an Australia Day party in Cairns in January 2017, but in less than two weeks he started to abuse her, a court was told.
Elisha had met Martin at an Australia Day party in Cairns in January 2017.
They struck up a friendship in less than two weeks he started to abuse her, a court was told.
Martin raped Ms Greer at a hotel room before forcing her to drive partway across Australia in March 2017.
She was beaten and raped for weeks before she was finally rescued five days later.
Martin cut up her British passport before forcing her to drive far into the Outback.
Prosecutor Nathan Crane told the court: “He threw away her birth control pills so she would never leave him because she would have his child.”
He said that Ms Greer had been through a “harrowing” ordeal, adding: “She feared she would be murdered.”
Her disappearance sparked a search but she wasn’t found for five weeks.