Man, 64, sentenced to 24 years jail for raping his partner

A 'cruel, depraved and manipulative' man who routinely raped his younger partner and forced her into prostitution in Melbourne has been jailed for 24 years.

The 64-year-old met the woman online and travelled from America to Australia to be with her, but quickly established intimidating control.

He regularly raped the woman, who was 32 years his junior, over a five-year period and made her quit a retail job to become a prostitute.

Out of fear she felt powerless to object, while he barely worked, spending his time fishing or at the gym.

A 'cruel, depraved and manipulative' man who routinely raped his younger partner and forced her into prostitution in Melbourne has been jailed for 24 years (pictured)

A 'cruel, depraved and manipulative' man who routinely raped his younger partner and forced her into prostitution in Melbourne has been jailed for 24 years (pictured)

The man forced her to go on yoghurt diets and encouraged her to bleach her hair and use fake tan.

When she came home from the brothels, she handed over the money, and he only doled it out for her to eat or get her hair done.

The man, who can't be named for legal reasons, once threatened her with a hunting knife before raping her.

Another time he forced her to perform a sex act at a hospital shortly after she had given birth to their baby.

He was found guilty in August of multiple counts of rape and forcing the woman into prostitution between 2008 and 2013,

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