– A tourist from Holland has claimed she was subjected to six weeks of sexual and physical abuse, mental trauma and a death “ritual” in a Melbourne hotel by a man possessed by an ancestor.
The woman, 22, has told police she was repeatedly raped and bashed, felt brainwashed and was blindfolded, hogtied with chains and forced to act like a dog and live on scraps.
A detective testified the woman claimed Alfio Granata, 46, performed a ritual by sealing an envelope with her photo, finger an toenails, a piece of hair and her blood to symbolise her “being was no more”.
Magistrate Amanda Chambers heard police seized portable web cameras – allegedly showing Mr Granata committing sexual acts and violence on the woman – and chains, blindfolds and sex toys.
A summary of the allegations was released to Fairfax Media in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday after Mr Granata’s barrister, Christopher Pearson, applied to suppress the case.
The summary was tendered last month when Mr Granata, of Preston, was refused bail on 179 charges that include 62 rapes and 94 assaults.
His co-accused, Jennifer Mary Peaston, 32, is charged with similar offences.
Mr Pearson based his application on a recent “irresponsible” and “inflammatory” story in the “Sunday Herald Sun” that included material from Mr Granata’s DVD police interview. He argued that an order was necessary to ensure a fair trial.
“I am livid about that article,” Ms Chambers told a News Ltd court reporter on Friday before prohibiting publication of all exhibits.
In the police summary, the bisexual woman said she met the two accused at a party in St Kilda last October and later engaged in consensual “threesomes” and drug use. It was alleged that by November he became violent to both women and then the tourist felt brainwashed and could not leave before she was subjected to abuse, death threats and trauma until she was admitted to hospital on Christmas Day.
Detective Senior Constable Marc Hodgson said at the bail hearing that Mr Granata had become “possessed by one of his ancestors”.
He alleged the accused established rules of conduct, claimed to be a killer and demanded sex “over and over again” until she self-harmed and was hospitalised with multiple injuries.
After his arrest, Mr Granata denied the allegations and claimed the woman’s injuries were from consensual bondage and sex activities.
Both accused will appear on July 12th – 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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