A District Court judge in Adelaide has jailed a man for 18 years for what was described as a horrendous and appalling attack on a woman who had recently migrated from Africa.
The court heard Lindsay Graham Goldsmith, 33, was high on drugs when he broke into the woman's house at Renown Park in July 2007.
In a hour-long attack, Goldsmith cut her head and hand with a knife, bound and raped her, then poured bleach over her and stole cash.
Judge Geoffrey Muecke said the victim had recently arrived from Botswana but has since returned to Africa.
The judge said the woman is in her 20s and now has scars from being burnt by the bleach.
The court heard Goldsmith had been in custody for 13 of the past 16 years.
He will be eligible for parole in 2021.
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