A man who was found guilty of raping an elderly woman was sentenced to eight years jail on Friday and will be eligible for parole after four.
After being violently raped in her home, a 76-year-old Launceston woman washed herself off and tried to go back to sleep.
Christo Brown was 18-years-old when he broke into the woman’s home, face covered with a black jacket, and demanded cash in the early hours of a July morning in 2015.
On Friday, he was jailed for up to eight years for a crime which he showed ‘no remorse’.
Christo Brown, 21, (pictured) was jailed on Friday for up to eight years for a crime which he showed ‘no remorse’
‘The impact on the complainant has been understandably dramatic,’ Justice Robert Pearce said during sentencing in Launceston Supreme Court.
‘She was the subject of a terrible crime in the home in which she has lived for most of her life.’
Brown demanded sex from the elderly woman and when she refused, he raped her.
She didn’t immediately call police and said nothing until ringing her doctor later in the day.
A pre-sentence psychiatrist’s report found Brown has a “relatively high” risk of sexually re-offending, is manipulative and lacks empathy.
Since the crime three years ago, Brown has spent time in a Queensland jail for assaulting a young woman.
Brown (pictured) was 18-years-old when he broke into the woman’s home, face covered with a black jacket, and demanded cash in the early hours of a July morning in 2015
Brown, now 21, grew up in Tasmania after moving from Sudan with his family and had a loving home and good education, Justice Pearce said.
He was in July found guilty by a jury of rape, aggravated burglary and demanding property.
Brown didn’t end up taking any money from the elderly woman.
He will be eligible for parole after serving four years in jail, with his sentence backdated to October last year.