A man subjected his partner to a week of hell, trapping her, brutalising her, then sharing out her intimate images.
A man subjected his partner to a week of hell, trapping her, brutalising her, then sharing out her intimate images.

Woman bashed, gouged and held captive for days

A recidivist Logan offender has been jailed for submitting a 43-year-old sexual partner of his to a week of horror, holding her captive in his home for 48 hours to bash and brutalise her, before sending her housemates naked images of her.

Former Kingston man Raymond John Froome, 39, who now lives at Acacia Ridge, pleaded guilty in Beenleigh District Court on Thursday to common assault, assault occasioning bodily harm armed with an offensive instrument, and distributing intimate images.

The court heard the offending occurred at Froome's previous residence at Kingston between April 3 - April 9 last year, when he was arrested.

Froome and the woman had met on the internet and had been sending "sexually charged" messages for a number of weeks.

Former Kingston man Raymond John Froome, 39, who now lives at Acacia Ridge. Picture: Facebook
Former Kingston man Raymond John Froome, 39, who now lives at Acacia Ridge. Picture: Facebook

On April 2, the woman went to Froome's address and had consensual sex "multiple times".

She stayed the night and the pair again had sex on April 3, this time "rougher", leading to a disagreement where the woman called Froome a "f****** piece of s***".

Froome lost it in response, grabbing the woman by the neck and punching her in the face several times before "gouging her eyes".

"The complainant was screaming for Froome to stop because she was scared," Crown prosecutor Zachary Kaplan told the court.

Froome then made the woman sit on a chair in the corner of the kitchen, and every time she "said something (he) didn't like", he would hit her.

At one point, Froome punched her in the face causing her to fall onto the ground, at which point he kicked her multiple times before fetching a wooden stick to batter her feet, fracturing her pinky toe.

The victim remained on the floor overnight before Froome "treated her like nothing had happened" on the morning of April 4.

Froome's housemate dropped her to Kingston Railway Station later that day.

Froome began bombarding the woman's telephone, leading her to change numbers.

On April 6, Froome messaged the victim's housemate a screenshot of a video of the victim's vagina which had previously been sent to him, warning ominously, "I'm going to start posting this shit all over Facebook, the whole f****** place is going to know the name of (the victim".

The woman presented to a doctor's surgery shortly afterwards, where she had bruising and scratches to her face and neck, tenderness to her shoulder and swelling in her foot with the fractured toe.

Froome was arrested on April 9 last year and has been remanded in custody since.

He was sentenced to three years' jail and given immediate court-ordered parole, having served just shy of the standard one-third of a sentence before defendants are granted the opportunity to return to the community.

Originally published as Bashed, gouged, held captive for days: Woman basher's shame


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