A British ski instructor who laughed as he raped a woman has been jailed for 10 years for the “cowardly” attack.

CCTV footage showed Matthew James Williams stalking the woman and her male friend after they left a pub in Jindabyne, Australia, at about 1am on a July night last year.

Williams, 29, attacked the man first, knocking him unconscious, and then began punching the woman several times in the face before biting her breast as he raped her next to her friend.

While the woman was being assaulted, the man regained consciousness and tried to stop Williams, but was knocked to the ground and kicked again, a court heard.

A day after the attack, Williams appeared upset and told a colleague at work: “I had a rough, rough night last night.”

Another colleague noticed he had a hand injury and struggled to put on his ski gloves.

Williams initially denied committing the July 2018 attack in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains, but pleaded guilty in April to aggravated sexual assault, inflicting actual bodily harm with intent to have sexual intercourse with another and possess prohibited drug.



Matthew Williams attacked his victims as they walked home from a pub

DNA testing identified him as the rapist.

Justice Nicole Noman said the attack was cowardly and violent as she sentenced Williams to 10 years on Friday.

He won’t be eligible for parole for seven years.

The Brit, who was incarcerated at Goulburn maximum security prison, submitted a letter apologising to his victims.

He was on a temporary visa working as a ski-cross and alpine racing teacher at the resort since 2014.

His victims suffered injuries so severe that police initially thought they were attacked by multiple people, ABC reported.

Their injuries included a broken nose, broken eye socket and full-body bruising, News.com.au reported.

In CCTV footage shown to the court, the victims were seen walking back to their accommodation as Williams followed them from a pub.



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They had been drinking with family and friends and had taken MDMA, and Williams had been drinking in the same pub, the court heard.

The Brit followed them for about half a mile and as he approached them the man greeted him and asked: “How’s it going, mate?”

But Williams did not respond and came up behind the man, tapping him on the shoulder and then punching him in the face.

The ski instructor kicked the man as he lay on ground, knocking him unconscious.

As the man lay on the floor, Williams then punched the woman, knocking her to the floor, before raping her.

The terrified woman screamed and said to him: “What do you want? I’ll give you money. Take what you want.”

She told police Williams laughed and repeatedly punched her in the face as she tried to fight him off.

The woman lost consciousness and found Williams on top of her and pinning her arms to the ground when she came to.

Williams punched her several times as she struggled to free herself and bit her breast as he removed her clothing.



Williams (left) was arrested by plainclothed police (pictured) in Jindabyne

The man regained consciousness and tried to stop the attack on the woman, but Williams punched him to the floor and began kicking him.

As the Brit continued his attack on the woman, her friend came to and ran into the road, where he flagged down a passing car.

Williams then fled the scene. Both victims were left severely traumatised, the court heard.

The woman was taken to hospital, where she was treated for severe bruising to her face, head, arms and legs, abrasions and sexual assault injuries.

Her friend’s injuries included a broken nose and broken eye socket.

The Brit’s smartwatch fell off during the attack and was found at the scene, but he claimed it had been stolen when he was questioned by police.

According to police, Williams looked upset at work the next day and told a colleague: “I had a rough, rough night last night.”

Williams told another colleague that he suffered the hand injury while skiing.