Former One Nation adviser jailed for rape

Former One Nation adviser jailed for rape

When Sean Black told a woman she bruised easily, she suggested he stop abusing her.

His response, to rape her in a fit of rage, has landed him a five-year prison sentence.

Black, a former media adviser to ex-One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts, raped the woman in the last of a series of abusive encounters.

He’d pushed her down stairs and kicked her, causing bruises and finger marks on her body and legs.

In another incident, he slammed a door on her fingers.

Finally, after the woman said “maybe you should stop hitting me”, Black raped her.

“This enraged you,” Justice Glen Cash told Brisbane District Court in sentencing on Thursday.

“No man has an excuse to treat a woman in this way.”

Black, who was 29 at the time of the offences, was found guilty earlier this month of one count of rape and two counts of assault following a four-day trial.

The trial heard accusations Black called the woman a filthy dog before raping her and threatening to kill her by shooting her in the head.

The victim alleged Black said: “I will shoot you in the head and I will kill you,” before snatching her phone and smashing it.

The jury was shown photos of bruises on the woman’s body.

Black was acquitted of a third count of assault.

He was sentenced to five years in jail by Justice Cash, to be suspended after 27 months.

He posed a low risk of re-offending given he had not committed a crime in the 11 years since the offences, Justice Cash ruled.

But he described him as having no remorse, while prosecutor Brendan White labelled him an “unrepentant rapist”.

“This was not a single incident … you were willing to use violence,” Justice Cash said.

He also noted the impact of his crimes on his victim, including her finding it difficult to trust men and having to relive the trauma in the court process.


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