Two men who 'viciously raped medical student' in alley jailed for eight years

Two men who viciously raped a drunken medical student in a dark Brisbane alley have been sentenced to at least four years and three months jail.

Ryan David George and Jack Scott Turner Winship targeted the 20-year-old as she staggered home, manoeuvred her into an alley and attacked her before leaving in a “jovial and cavalier” mood.

Their victim had not had sex before being raped in the West End laneway and was found “out of it” and with blood on her thighs and hands following the April 2011 assault.

The men had argued that all interactions with the university student, who cannot be named, were consensual.

But a Brisbane District Court jury disagreed on Tuesday evening and found them guilty after a week-long trial.

The trial heard they raped and sexually assaulted her between bins and air-conditioning units for at least eight minutes.

“There was pain. Searing to the core,” she wrote in a victim impact statement.

She said the attack left her nauseated and suffering flashbacks.

“I cannot sleep and when I do I wake up minutes or hours later,” she wrote.

“I sincerely hope I’m through the worst but history can’t be erased.”

The woman suffered blood loss from genital injuries, Judge Gregory Lynham said as he sentenced the men to a maximum eight years and six months in jail.

“Your offending can only be described as abhorrent and despicable,” he said on Wednesday.

Jack Scott Turner Winship was jailed over the rape of a medical student. Source: AAP

At the opening of their trial, the jury were shown crime scene pictures of alley walls that were smeared with blood, which was later confirmed to belong to the victim.

Crown prosecutor Dzenita Balic said she was a virgin before the attacks and cried in pain while being assaulted.

There was never any question Turner Winship and George were in the alley with the woman or that Turner Winship had sexually interacted with her.

When he gave evidence, he claimed the woman was consenting and had been passionately kissing him and George moments after they crossed paths.

“She was enjoying herself,” Turner Winship told the court.

He denied his victim appeared drunk and had also bragged about the rape to friends at a pub.

After she was raped, she left the alley and approached Michael Hayward.

He recalled the woman coming to him “out of it”, with blood on her lower thighs and hands, and telling him, “these guys are trying to hurt me”.

Mr Hayward ran to catch the pair and one of them bragged about a sexual encounter.

He told the jury he was surprised by how “jovial and cavalier” they were.

They will be eligible for parole in July 2022.