SALT CREEK TRIAL:
* Two female backpackers were attacked on the rugged sand dunes at Salt Creek by a 60-year-old man they met after one posted an advertisement on the website Gumtree seeking a lift from Adelaide to Melbourne.
* A Brazillian woman was thrown down on the sand, her arms tied with rope. The man then took out a knife and cut her bikini off before indecently assaulting her.
* The man later came after the German backpacker with a hammer, hitting her in the head four times. As she tried to flee he also drove at her in his 4WD, knocking her down several times.
WHAT THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENCE SAID:
* Prosecutor Jim Pearce said the case against the man was overwhelming and described the victims as both brave and impressive.
* Defence counsel Bill Boucaut said there were a number of odd features about the case including the fact the hammer, knife and rope allegedly used in the attacks were never found.
WHAT THE JURY RULED:
* The jury found the man guilty of six charges including indecent assault, aggravated kidnapping and endangering life.
* He was found not guilty of attempted murder.