Former One Country media adviser Sean Black faces a prison sentence after being discovered in charge of raping and assaulting a girl in Brisbane in 2007.
Black, a former staffer for ex-senator Malcolm Roberts, might be sentenced in Brisbane district courtroom on 26 July after being discovered in charge of 1 rely of rape.
He used to be additionally discovered in charge of 2 counts of attack occasioning physically hurt, however used to be acquitted of a 3rd fee. Black didn’t observe for bail after the decision.
Pass judgement on Glen Money authorized a majority verdict for the rape fee from the jury, who had deliberated from Thursday afternoon to round eight.50pm on Friday, with one juror disagreeing.
The jury heard right through the four-day trial this week accusations Black violently attacked the girl earlier than raping her and perilous to kill her by way of capturing her within the head.
Black attempted to tug the girl down a staircase and time and again known as her a “filthy canine” within the first attack in April 2007, the courtroom heard.
The girl alleges he raped her after she informed him to not hit her any longer.
The girl’s manner all over her testimony indicated she used to be being honest and scientific proof supported her model of occasions, crown prosecutor Brendan White stated.
The jury rejected accusations by way of Black’s barrister, Rick Taylor, that the girl made up the allegations. He known as her testimony “contrived” and stated her proof used to be “lies, I’ll name them lies as a result of they’re lies”.