A 3 month prison sentence is not long enough for a “beer bottle rape”

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Captain Rhiley Boyson of the Australian army was on Wednesday demoted, kicked out of the military and jailed for three months after he was convicted of raping a fellow officer and friend with a beer bottle.

The all-male court martial panel that sentenced Boyson today heard the victim had been lying on the ground, trying to prevent his pants from being removed when Boyson violated him with a beer bottle. The victim is currently suffering from anxiety and trauma, as a direct result of the rape.

Boyson has been taken to Holsworthy Barracks to be detained, pending an automatic review, before any transfer to a civilian jail would occur. If the review does not happen before early January, Boyson will not be dismissed from the ADF and will serve no time in prison

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