Australian Broadcasting Corporation
July 26, 2018
By Josh Robertson
Former One Nation adviser Sean Black has been sentenced to five years’ jail for raping and assaulting his former wife, but his sentence will be suspended after two years and three months.
Earlier this month Black was convicted of raping his former wife Tanya in a bathroom in 2007, pushing her down stairs and crushing her hand in a door.
Black, who did not give evidence, was acquitted on a separate count of assault.
In sentencing, Judge Glen Cash said it was clear Black was willing to use violence to dominate his relationship.
“The victim of the offences was not only your wife but the mother of your children,” Judge Cash said.
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