A South Australian man jailed for 18 years for kidnapping and raping a European backpacker in 2017 has laun...
A South Australian man who kidnapped and raped a European backpacker in a pig shed on his regional property has questioned the use of some evidence at his trial as he seeks to appeal his conviction.
Gene Charles Bristow held the 24-year-old woman for two days after he answered a Gumtree advertisement she posted in search of farm work in 2017.
After being found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, rape and indecent assault, he was jailed for 18 years with a non-parole period of 12 years and six months.
But in arguing his appeal on Monday, defence counsel Paul Charman questioned the use of some of the evidence during the trial, including details of how the woman had managed to release herself from her chains and subsequently use her computer to send messages for help.