– A former aeronautical engineer who meticulously planned the abduction, imprisonment and repeated rape of a woman he chained up in a purpose-built soundproof room at a secluded Gippsland property has pleaded guilty to multiple offences.
Michael Allen Pilgrim, 34, used false identities, restraints and weapons – knives, handcuffs and cable ties – to commit the horrifying crimes on his victim.
Highly intelligent, strongly built and well spoken, Pilgrim spent months researching and readying to snatch the woman who he held hostage over five days last July.
He told her he wanted to hurt her but not kill her: “No, I’m planning on keeping you here and using you,” he said as she sat handcuffed on a mattress, her ankle padlocked to a chain attached to an eye bolt in the floor.
Pilgrim appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court for a contested committal hearing, but pleaded guilty to 15 offences, including four rape charges, false imprisonment, stalking and abduction to detain for sexual penetration.
He was arrested in Sydney on July 20th last year, 10 days after he left his victim outside a hospital in Warragul.
An investigation by the Victoria Police Sexual Crimes Squad found that Pilgrim had been a regular client of the woman, a sex worker, but grew angry with her in February, 2011, after she stopped working and began a committed relationship.
He then created a false identity package, acquired a Taser, tracking devices and disguises, and researched secluded rural properties to rent.
At a house in Drouin, he built a soundproof room with a mattresses within a small bedroom with a large metal eye bolt in the floor.
The woman’s ordeal began on July 5th when Pilgrim, disguised and armed with a Taser, took her from a Frankston house in front of three friends.
The woman told police Pilgrim, holding a gun and knife, drove away in her car and later put zip ties on her legs, shut her in the boot and then after sunset drove her handcuffed into a shed at the Drouin property – Steve Butcher


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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