Friday, 18 January 2008

Man jailed for 15 years over Brisbane rape

A convicted rapist has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Brisbane judge.

Stephen Bruce Porter, 43, was found guilty by a District Court jury of raping a young woman at Wooloowin in Brisbane's north almost a year ago.

The 19-year-old student was bound and blindfolded by Porter in her own home during the ordeal.

Porter was found guilty of eight offences, including three counts of rape and one of deprivation of liberty.

He will serve at least 80 per cent of the sentence after Judge Tony Rafter declared him to be a serious violent offender.

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