Man Gets 12 Years in Prison for Raping Chinese Woman at University in Australia


A 23-year-old man from Australia received a 12-year jail sentence for raping a 21-year-old Chinese student inside a bathroom at the University of Western Australia last year.

Wayne Christ Adeline received the sentence on Wednesday after being found guilty of sexual penetration without consent, aggravated sexual penetration without consent and assault occasioning bodily harm, according to The West Australian.

The horrific attack occurred in September 2018 when Adeline reportedly fell asleep in the bathroom at around 4:30 a.m. following a night of drinking, The Daily Mail reported. The survivor, whose name was not revealed, entered the toilet block hours later while on her way to the library.

Adeline punched her in the face resulting in her glasses being smashed. The man also stuffed her mouth with toilet paper to prevent her from screaming. He then proceeded to rape her in “every conceivable way,” Judge Linda Petrusa said at the District Court of Western Australia.

“[She] was terrified. She thought you intended to kill her … and her struggles got her nowhere,” the judge added. “Nothing she could do slowed you down.”

The survivor also tried to distract Adeline by telling him her Chinese name, but the attack still continued.

Adeline left the survivor semi-conscious, naked and bleeding on the bathroom floor. She was reportedly “injured from head to toe,” said Prosecutor Sean Dworcan.

The suspect, however, denied the offenses and fought the charges against him. He also claimed that there was a violent struggle between him and the survivor where the latter allegedly pinned him down in the bathroom.

Adeline, who had reportedly been using drugs like methamphetamine, heroin and cannabis since childhood, is only eligible for parole after serving 10 years in prison.

Feature Image via Wayne Adeline

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: