Woman tortured, 'treated like an animal' for six hours

LESS than a week after ending their relationship, a woman was 'kidnapped' by her ex-partner from a Kingaroy petrol station and tortured for six hours.
LESS than a week after ending their relationship, a woman was 'kidnapped' by her ex-partner from a Kingaroy petrol station and tortured for six hours. Thinkstock

LESS than a week after their relationship ended, a man "kidnapped" his former partner from a Kingaroy petrol station and tortured her for six hours.

Judge Brendan Butler said the man, who was father to the woman's baby, could have killed her when he treated her like "an animal".

During the ordeal, the man tied a cord around the woman's neck until she passed out, choked her and played on her fear of hypodermic needles by placing some on the bed and telling her to get in.

Casey Lloyd Fraser, 25, pleaded guilty in Brisbane District Court to torture, two counts of wounding, two counts of assault causing bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, assaulting police and drugs charges.

He kidnapped the woman at a petrol station on June 13 last year, demanding she drive him back to her unit.

Crown prosecutor Greg Cummings said once inside about 8.30pm, the man punched the woman in the eye and beat her with a metal vacuum cleaner pole.

He demanded to know why she did not want to be with him.

Fraser produced two knives and cut his former partner's leg, requiring stitches. He told her to stop crying and to clean up the blood.

It was six or seven hours before he left the woman's home.

Police located him hiding under a bed and he "struggled violently" when they tried to arrest him. He also had 0.8g of methylamphetamine and a syringe that had not been properly disposed of on him.

Defence barrister Phillip Hardcastle said his client had used alcohol and methylamphetamine instead of medication for a psychiatric condition.

He said Fraser was attending Narcotics Anonymous in custody.

The court heard the man had a history of violent offending.

In October 2014, he had gone to his former partner's workplace and repeatedly punched her. When her boss tried to intervene, the man punched him repeatedly.

In August 2014, the man had punched a teenage boy and broke his jaw.

Judge Butler said photos showed the woman had ended up with stab wounds and obvious bruising to her arms and legs.

The man was jailed for five and a half years. He has already served 358 days in custody and will be eligible to apply for parole on November 10, 2017.


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