Man sentenced for repeatedly raping wife, filming act
A young man in his 30s has been sentenced to nine years in prison for raping his wife repeatedly in her sleep and filming the act on his mobile phone.
The victim who got curious of an app called ‘Video Locker’ on her husband’s phone opened it up to take a look.
She was shocked to find footages of her husband carrying out sickening sex acts on her while she was asleep, including close-ups of him raping her.
She contacted her husband after discovering the clips, which ranged from 30 seconds to two minutes, telling him: “I’ve just watched videos of you raping me on your phone.”
In a statement, the traumatized victim said her life had been left in tatters as she struggled to come to terms with what her husband had done.
She said, “In March 2017, I discovered my husband had been sexually abusing me.
“Since that day, my life and that of our children has been completely turned upside down in ways I still cannot come to terms with.”
“I never thought he would be capable of doing what he did.’’
“He has completely fooled me. I never want to see him again.”
Mark Giuliani, prosecuting, said, “On March 14 this year, the defendant left for work. As he forgot to take his mobile phone with him, the complainant took the opportunity to look at the phone and noticed something called Video Locker.
‘’It showed video recordings of the defendant participating in sexual activity with his wife while she was asleep.’’
“The defendant returned home immediately.”
“An argument followed and he said “I’m sorry, I f**ked up. I need help”.
“He left the family home never to return again.”
The court was told that, by the time the victim went to the police a short while later, the man had already handed himself in, telling officers “I have had sex with my wife.
“She didn’t consent. She found out and saw videos on my phone”.
“The recordings have subsequently been destroyed,” he added
The victim, who is now on medication, said she now lived in a state of constant paranoia, which had forced her to have extra locks put on her home and for her working life to suffer.
The husband apologized and pleaded guilty to three counts of rape, one of assault by penetration, one of attempted rape and one of sexual assault.
The court ordered him to sign the sex offenders registry for life.