Australian who raped German backpacker jailed for 9 years

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Posted: May 25, 2016 2:45 AM

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker has been sentenced to nine years in jail for an attack that has drawn comparisons to the grisly Australian horror film "Wolf Creek."

Peter van de Wetering was sentenced in Queensland state's Brisbane District Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple charges including rape and kidnapping for the 2013 attack of the 19-year-old woman.

Prosecutors said Van de Wetering spent months planning the attack, seeking out a remote location to carry out the crime and buying a wig, fake beard and moustache to use as a disguise.

Van de Wetering picked the victim up at a bus stop in the rural town of Cottonvale after she responded to an ad seeking a nanny and farmhand.