New Zealand man jailed for attempted Melbourne Airport rape

New Zealand man jailed for attempted Melbourne Airport rape
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A New Zealand man has been sent to prison for attempting to rape a woman at Melbourne Airport.

Greyson Murphy was waiting to board his flight back to Christchurch when he attacked an airline hostess in an airport bathroom, reported Daily Mail.

He later told Australian Federal Police (AFP) he had intended to undress and rape the woman.

"I was in the girl's toilet and I grabbed a girl and another girl grabbed her off me," he said.

Murphy spent two weeks at a mental health facility after a similar incident in Bali previously, Daily Mail reported.

An airport worker had noticed him watching the women's toilets at Melbourne Airport, and saw his shoes underneath a cubicle when she entered the bathroom.

Murphy attempted to grab a JetStar employee as she washed her hands, when the other woman stepped in to help.

AFP was called shortly afterwards and he was arrested and taken to Broadmeadows police station where he admitted trying to rape the woman.

Murphy faced up to 15 years in prison but his lawyer argued in court that his sentence should be discounted due to mental illness.

The judge convicted and sentenced him to three years in jail with a non-parole period of two years after accepting he suffered from a mental health disorder.

Murphy may face deportation from Australia after he has completed his prison sentence.


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