A man accused of violently raping a woman causing her to lose more than a litre of blood has been found guilty, it can now be revealed.
Robert Glen Sirl's name and the jury's verdict on the charges of rape and causing grievous bodily harm had been suppressed last month, because Sirl was to face a second trial on another sexual offence only a week or so later.
Sirl, 48, was found guilty of maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person at that second trial in circumstances where he had been hanging out with teenage girls and plying them with drugs.
On Friday, the second of two suppression orders put in place to protect the second trial was lifted by the court, allowing the verdicts and details of the both trials to be reported.
In the first trial, the ACT Supreme Court jury heard the woman had gone to Sirl's home at a caravan park in August last year to buy cannabis. Together they drank the drug ice in coffee before Sirl claimed tens of thousands in cash had gone missing, and refused to let her leave until it was found.
The woman said Sirl took her to the bedroom where he allegedly threw her on the bed and raped her while pinning her down.
She reported feeling immense pain and paramedics arrived to find her with severe bleeding from internal lacerations to her vaginal wall.
The woman suffered five incised wounds caused by a sharp, bladed object, consistent with a knife, a doctor said, however the exact object that caused the injuries could not be determined.
Sirl had pleaded not guilty and said they had consensual sex.
In the second trial, a 15-year-old girl said she had met Sirl through a friend and they would hang out at Sirl's house and smoke weed and ice.
The girl said Sirl would give her and the other girls the ice to smoke, and the court heard she had told her carer that she would have sex with Sirl.
She said they did not use a condom.
Police had asked Sirl whether it rang any alarms that someone who looked so young wanted to hang around with him.
He said he was pretty good with it because "They're still attractive girls, miss", the trial heard.
Sirl had admitted having sex with the girl but denied knowing she was under 16.
But the jury, who had also heard evidence of the girl's "child-like" features and build, rejected his defence and found him guilty of the charge.
Sirl will be sentenced at a later date.