Rowing coach rapes a mother in a tent just a few meters from where her son slept during a team trip
- A mother of two was raped by her son's rowing coach while she slept alone in the tent
- The 60-year-old crawled into her tent and attacked her while her son slept outside
- In the court on Monday, the victim said she was forever changed by the rape
A rowing bus raped a woman in a tent while her teenage son slept in a swag just outside, a court has heard.
The mother of two was attacked during a school rowing on March 3 on Lake Barrington in northern Tasmania.
A jury from the Supreme Court in Hobart heard that the man & # 39; fall in love & # 39; was on the woman and was drunk on the night of the attack.
The mother had slept in a tent herself when the 60-year-old coach slipped into her tent and attacked her, the Mercury reports.
It took the jury only 45 minutes to find the man guilty of three counts of indecent assault and one count of rape on Monday.
The mother of two was attacked during a school rowing on March 3 on Lake Barrington in northern Tasmania (stock image)
In a victim impact statement, the woman said she felt forever changed by the attack – and was constantly looking for the man who raped her.
& # 39; Although this happened a long time ago, I still have a deep sense of sadness that I can't shake, & # 39; heard the court.
& # 39; The arrogant and brutal nature of the attack on me shows how certain (the man) was in his authority over me & she said.
The mother also said that the incident caused pain in her family, and said it was extremely difficult to tell her son that his five-year-old friend and coach were sleeping in a tent in the dark, miles from home, surrounded by sleeping had forced on me. families & # 39 ;.
She said the incident had made her move from a confident and extroverted person to someone who had withdrawn and defended.
The victim also said that she was forced to defend her integrity and that lies had spread about her in her community.
The man's lawyer, Kim Baumeler, said her client thought the feelings were mutual.
She added that he had since stopped drinking and visited a psychiatrist.
The mother said that sexual violence against women should stop.
& # 39; No means no, especially if it has been pronounced more than 20 times, & # 39; she said.
The man will be sentenced next week and detained.
The man's lawyer stated that her client was & # 39; in love & # 39; by the mother and was drunk when he attacked her (stock image)
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