Man's 70km horror ordeal: alleged abduction, rape, torture

THE victim of an alleged abduction from Noosa was allegedly bound, bashed and raped during a terrifying two and a half-hour ordeal which ended when he was dumped on a roadside 70km away.

Three men charged over the bizarre alleged attack were denied bail when they appeared in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court yesterday.

Police have described the alleged attack as "vicious" and "disgusting."

Police allege the 48-year-old victim was an associate of the three men but they are yet to establish the motive for the attack.

Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said it was alleged the victim had met one of the men to socialise about 10.30pm Saturday but was taken to McKinnon Dr at Tewantin where two other men allegedly forced him into a vehicle.

"He thought he was going to a licensed establishment, perhaps to play pokies or just a social gathering," Det Snr Sgt Edwards said.

"He did not expect to meet up with the other two men in the other vehicle.''

The man was allegedly bound and pushed into the footwell of the car and beaten and raped with an object in a prolonged attack in various locations.

The man was allegedly dumped beside a main road at Beerwah where he sought help from nearby residents.

Police are investigating the movements of a silver Mercedes allegedly involved in the incident.

"We're still investigating the movements of that vehicle obviously with the assistance of Main Roads cameras," Det Snr Sgt Edwards said.

He said the man suffered injuries to his head, extensive grazes to his legs and bite marks, and was "extremely upset". "Basically, all over him he had some injuries."

A 48-year-old Tewantin man, a 48-year-old Nambour man, and a 55-year-old Noosaville man have all been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, attempted robbery, deprivation of liberty, rape and torture over the alleged attack.

Their applications for bail were opposed by police.

Prosecutor Sergeant Vicky Kennedy-Grills said the victim was concerned about the potential for retribution.

The court heard two of the men were in a "show cause" situation because they were already facing other charges in the Noosa Magistrates Court.

Lawyer Corey Jenkins, for one of the men, submitted that his client "shouldn't be incarcerated over a mere allegation".

Magistrate Annette Hennessy refused bail for all three for the protection of the victim.

They were remanded in custody to appear for committal mention on April 27, although they still have the option of seeking Supreme Court bail.



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