NSW man jailed after estranged wife found VHS tape of him raping another woman | Sydney

A person who filmed himself raping a lady at his Sydney residence has been jailed for at the very least 5 years after his ex-wife discovered the tape.

Boghos Parizian, 58, filmed an hour and 54 seconds of the assault on a VHS tape within the Nineties, the New South Wales district court docket had heard.

Greater than 15 years later, he insisted on stepping into his estranged spouse’s place, the place locks had been modified after he was kicked out in 2009.

She discovered the tape, labelled “massive mama”, amongst his belongings within the storage, the court docket heard.

It was copied to a DVD and handed to police in 2015.

Detectives subsequently discovered the girl, who watched the footage in March 2016, the identical month Parizian was charged.

Parizian’s barrister, Chris Watson, had argued at trial the footage was confronting however the acts depicted have been a part of a consensual role-play.

The jury rejected that argument in February and located Parizian responsible on 11 counts of sexual activity with out consent.

Choose Jane Culver on Friday mentioned Parizian nonetheless denied the crimes and had proven no contrition or regret, sentencing him to seven-and-a-half years in jail, with a non-parole interval of 5 years.

The footage was the one option to actually perceive the gravity of his offending and confirmed she was clearly not in a match state to consent, Culver mentioned.

“She was clearly and apparently affected by one thing, that’s to not say it was the offender who spiked her drink to present rise to that look,” the decide mentioned, after prosecutors withdrew a submission urging her to search out Parizian had spiked her drink.

Someday between October 1991 and March 1993, the girl had dinner with Parizian to inform him to depart her alone, the court docket heard. On the time he had been calling incessantly after their transient relationship ended, whereas she was making an attempt to reunite together with her husband.

The trial heard that she started to really feel “out of kinds” and “not herself” after consuming orange juice on the dinner.

He then drove her to his unit at Liverpool in Sydney’s south-west, saying his father was sick.

She remembers discovering a mattress on the ground of his bed room, angled in a different way to face in direction of the wardrobe, with the doorways barely ajar.

She doesn’t keep in mind what occurred subsequent, when Parizian repeatedly raped and threatened her all through the hour-long assault.

“You’ll be able to’t cease me,” he instructed her after she repeatedly protested and requested to depart.

“I would like every little thing my manner right now … don’t attempt to cease me from something,” the decide quoted, studying excerpts of the footage that established Parizian knew she was not consenting.

Parizian later known as the girl and threatened to indicate the video to different individuals however she didn’t consider the footage existed.

The lady mentioned she tried to take her personal life after studying the footage did exist, telling Parizian he “destroyed my life as a younger lady”, the court docket heard.

Within the footage, she sees the digital camera, and Parizian lies to her that it’s damaged and never filming, growing his crime’s seriousness, the decide mentioned.

Some within the public gallery left the court docket whereas Culver detailed the graphic offending depicted within the footage.

Parizian might be eligible for launch from 26 February 2028.

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