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ACT man jailed for week of rapes, violence

AAP logoAAP 9/11/2016

An ACT man has been sentenced to nearly 14 years' jail after forcing a woman to carve his name into her arm during a week-long ordeal during which he repeatedly raped her.

The 26-year-old had earlier pleaded guilty to unlawfully confining his victim between February 17 and 25 last year, to recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm and four counts of sexual intercourse without consent during that period.

In the ACT Supreme Court on Wednesday, Justice John Burns sentenced him to a total of 13 years and eight months' imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight years and two months.

Last month crown prosecutor Sarah McMurray told the court that the man had taken advantage of his victim's naivety, exerting dominance and control over a vulnerable woman.

Making her carve his name into her arm was a demonstration of that dominance, serving as a permanent reminder to the victim of what she had endured, Ms McMurray said.

"The breach of trust has left her ... finding it hard to trust people," she said.

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