Court documents show that Robert Wilson met his 39-year-old victim online around two months ago and they had gone on several dates.
It’s alleged Wilson picked up the Vietnamese woman from her job and drove her to his Darley property, northwest of Melbourne last Monday.
As soon as they were inside the house the 32-year-old allegedly began to punch the victim in the head, stomp on her stomach and slam her into the floor.
Wilson dragged her into the bedroom where he raped her and continued to beat her when she resisted, according to the remand summary.
The ordeal lasted until the victim’s friend, Thien Truong, contacted Wilson on March 28, after not hearing from the victim for several days.
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Mr Truong told 7 News he reached out to his friend via Facebook but in the end, it was the alleged kidnapper who answered.
“The only thing I was thinking at the time was how to rescue her,” Mr Truong told 7 News.
“She [was] crying and she said she [was] in a very bad situation.”
Seven News reports it is alleged Wilson made a video attempting to convince her friends that she was all right and that she was not being held against her will. But the victim’s friends however, weren’t buying the video and allegedly convinced Wilson to let her go.
He has been charged with three counts of rape, one count each of false imprisonment, intentionally cause injury, recklessly cause injury and theft.
He did not front the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday because he did not plan on making a bail application, his lawyer said. He was remanded to appear at a filing hearing on Friday.
– with AAP
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