Australia: Tourist from UK rescued after being imprisoned, beat, and raped over two months

Posted on March 13, 2017 • Filed under: Australia, Tourist Kidnapped, Tourist Raped reported: The horrific story made international headlines on Tuesday after the young woman was allegedly kept hostage during a terrifying 1360km road trip across outback Queensland.

A friend of the victim Todd Leahy said the 22 year-old-man accused of keeping her “never left her side” after the pair first met.

The 22-year-old woman was allegedly beaten, choked and repeatedly raped by the man for two months before being rescued by police on Sunday.

Authorities said she was driving a four-wheel drive along the Warrego Highway in Mitchell, south central Queensland, when she was pulled over by police after taking off from a petrol station without paying, about 5pm. Read Article

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