A doctor of quantum physics who abducted a woman, bundled her in his car, tied her up and raped her during two days of terror, has lost a bid to appeal against his 19-year jail term.
The man, known only by a pseudonym, was refused a bid on Tuesday to appeal over his minimum 15-year jail sentence for the "truly monstrous crime" he committed in 2015.
Victoria's Court of Appeal said the application was lodged more than a year out of time without satisfactory explanation and there was no prospect it would succeed.
The man, described as having superior intellectual capabilities, was convicted of offences including abduction, false imprisonment and 10 counts of rape.
The appeal judges said his crimes were so horrific, they were in an "order of deviancy and degeneracy not matched in any previous case we have encountered".
On an afternoon in mid 2015, the man snatched an 18-year-old female runner from a country road, knocked her to the ground, tied her up with cord, blindfolded her, threw her into the back of his car and drove away.
During that day and the next, he subjected her to sexually motivated acts of "gratuitous sadism, cruelty and violence" of "almost unimaginable depravity".
"The offending is so disturbing that we will not summarise it," the judges said in their ruling.
He took audio and video recordings during most of the ordeal, terrorising and degrading the woman and taunting her with the possibility of having "rape babies".
"Much of what the applicant said to the victim was ugly and vicious and designed to cower her," the judges said.
"He terrorised her over two days, gaining pleasure from her fear and pain."
The court heard the offender had an extreme manifestation of Asperger's, which compromised his mental state and was a significant contributor to his fantasy world.
As well as refusing to grant an application to appeal over the sentence after the expiry period, the judges added the effect on the victim needed to be given proper weight.