>> In the remote outback of of Norther Australia, a 22 year old British backpacker was allegedly held hostage and repeatedly raped by an Australian man for over 2 months. Police rescued the young woman on Sunday, when they stopped a car in the town of Mitchell, some 600 kilometers from Brisbane.
They say she was driving in a very distressed state, and had injuries to her face. A search of the car found a 22 year old man hiding in a small alcove in the back.>> She advised that over a period of weeks she'd been held against her will by the male person located in the vehicle.
It was established that they had previously had a relationship but at some point that had soured. And he had basically deprived her of her liberty, committed a number of offenses against her as they travel around the state, culminating their location in. I can't say that the person did have injuries consisting of facial fractures, scratches and abrasions to her neck area and other bruising consistent with the offenses she was outlining to us.
>> The pair reportedly met a few months earlier in Queensland and then went on a road trip. A man was charged on Monday with multiple counts including rape, assault, strangulation, and holding the backpacker against her will.