An Egyptian tourist has shown no remorse for raping three women he met online as he is jailed for 12 years.
Adel Nafady raped his first victim a couple of months after arriving in Australia to study in February 2015.
The 31-year-old met all three women through dating sites such as OkCupid and Plenty of Fish and later raped them in his Windsor flat.
He has been sentenced to 12 years’ and four months’ jail, with a non-parole period of seven-and-a-half years.
‘A signal has to be sent to those who use such sites to meet females … that mere participation on such sites does not mean they have consented to any or all sexual activity,’ Victorian County Court Judge Damian Murphy said, while sentencing Nafady on Friday.
Nafady’s three victims, foreign women aged in their 20s and 30s, were vulnerable and had trusted him, the judge said.
One woman from Colombia, who spoke limited English, went to his home after he promised to review her CV so she could get a job.
Nafady repeatedly asked her to be his girlfriend and tried to hug and kiss her.
The woman tried to run out the front door, but Nafady blocked her and eventually pinned her down, grabbing her throat before raping her.
‘She felt like she was going to die that night,’ Judge Murphy said.
Another victim was raped after the pair connected on Plenty of Fish and had drinks together in a bar.
He told her she was ‘overreacting’ after the attack.
Nafady’s third victim, a woman from Hong Kong, had been in Australia for two days when she was raped.
He connected with her on OkCupid before she arrived and asked her to stay at his unit, assuring her he would protect her, the court heard.
They had consensual sex on the first afternoon, but the woman later said she needed space and refused his advances.
Nafady forcibly undressed her and pinned her down.
The court heard Nafady had spent time in immigration detention since his arrest, including six months on Christmas Island while riots occurred.
He has spent 317 days in pre-sentence custody.