A drug-addled predator kidnapped his ex-lover and tied her to a tree while he raped her and forced her to ‘dig her own grave’.
Jason John Smart, 43, also shocked her numerous times with a taser and broke her eye socket with one punch during the 20-hour ordeal in rural South Australia.
Much of the shocking attack was filmed on his mobile phone and sent to his friends and another ex-girlfriend.
Court documents revealed Smart met the woman, who lived in Perth, through a friend and she flew to Adelaide on October 15, 2015, after he offered to provide her with drugs.
Jason John Smart kidnapped his ex-lover and handcuffed her to a tree while he raped her and forced her to ‘dig her own grave’
The woman moved in to his house in Mannum, 85km east of Adelaide. They began a sexual relationship that ‘quickly soured’ and she left on November 7.
Smart’s friend, who wasn’t named in court documents, offered her drugs and a place to stay, successfully luring her back to Mannum the next day.
However, he and Smart cooked up a plan to kidnap her and the friend drove her to a car park where Smart ambushed her.
‘You’re dead, b**ch,’ he said as he approached her wearing latex gloves, then dragged her to his car and slapped her in the face when she resisted.
Smart handcuffed the woman behind her back and drove her to Pellaring Flat in his car, tasering her on the right arm and right thigh as they travelled.
When they arrived at bushland, he forced her out of the car and handcuffed her to a tree and told her to start digging in the dirt with her hands.
‘You’re digging your grave, b***h,’ he said in footage recorded on his phone and played in court.
The woman moved in to his house in Mannum (stock pictured), 85km east of Adelaide, and they began a sexual relationship that ‘quickly soured’.
Smart then told her to ‘keep digging, mole’ and called her a ‘f****** mouthy w***e’ as he tasered her and hit her forehead while laughing.
He later said ‘this is a freebie, b***h’ before anally raping her without a condom, after which he said ‘I bet you enjoyed that’.
The woman was then bound with wire, which cut into her wrists, as Smart drove her back to his house.
Once they were inside his house, the woman tried to escape by running out the door but was chased down and hit her in the back of her head, causing her to fall on the driveway, before dragging her inside.
Smart then punched her in the face, breaking her eye socket, chained her leg to a table, and said 10 of his friends were going to gang-rape her.
He then called his friend from earlier and said: ‘I’m having a big party. Come and see what I’ve been – I’ve been having lots of fun.’
The friend and his girlfriend arrived and Smart showed them the videos and CCTV of her escape attempt before they all did cocaine and the couple left.
Smart handcuffed the woman behind her back and drove her to bushland in Pellaring Flat (stock pictured) in his car where he handcuffed her to a tree to abuse her
Smart then dragged the woman to the bedroom by her hair and anally raped her and forced her to perform oral sex on him.
She asked for a glass of water which he got her, but then splashed in her face. She was forced to sleep in the corner chained to the bed.
Smart sent several photos of her chained up to his friends and an ex-girlfriend.
One of the people who received the photos alerted police, who arrived the next morning with a search warrant.
Smart claimed to be looking for his door keys while he unchained his captive, and told her to sit on the couch and tell officers she had been mugged.
However, as soon as she was taken away by police she told her harrowing story to a female officer. She was treated at Royal Adelaide Hospital the same day.
Police later found a broken handcuff, latex gloves, tape, a tree with marks consistent with someone being tied to it, the beginnings of a hole, and a beer can with Smart’s DNA on it when they searched the bushland.
Smart destroyed his phone before police could seize it but some videos sent to others were recovered, or described at trial by friends who saw them.
Justices at his recent appeal in the Supreme Court of South Australia described his excuses as ‘bizarre’, ‘incredible’, and ‘fanciful beyond belief’
At trial, Smart admitted to kidnapping the woman and cuffing her to the tree, forcing her to dig the hole and slapping and tasering her.
However, he claimed this was just a plan to scare her out of her drug addiction and denied raping her at the scene.
Justices at his recent appeal called this explanation ‘bizarre’ and his claim that he didn’t mean to hurt her when he knocked her down in the driveway ‘incredible’.
‘[Smart’s] explanations for his admitted and/or objectively proved conduct are fanciful beyond belief,’ they wrote, denying his appeal.
Smart was jailed for 20 years with a non-parole period of 15 years after admitting to or being found guilty of all but one of 12 charges.