A COUPLE who held two intellectually disabled women captive in a Wodonga home and raped them have avoided jail.
Kimberley Cramp and Alexander Trewin were sentenced in the County Court on Friday before Judge Richard Smith.
Cramp digitally raped both women, then aged 22 and 26 and with intellectual disabilities, the court was told on Friday.
When one of the women told Cramp to stop, she replied "I'm helping you and I'm not stopping" and in another instance told the woman her mother had said it was OK.
On another occasion Cramp removed the victim's intra-uterine device as she slept.
She told her captive victims "don't tell anyone what I've done".
Judge Smith said Trewin had helped Cramp prevent the two victims leaving the property.
The duo took the women to Centrelink to obtain benefits but kept the money and bought household items including a suitcase and clothes dryer.
Over the two months, Cramp and Trewin took more than $10,000 from the victims.
Cramp was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order and Trewin to an 18-month community corrections order.
The court was told Cramp was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, had a mild intellectual disability, an antisocial personality disorder and received a disability pension.
Trewin, living with Cramp and her mother, had a mild intellectual disability and mental health problems.
But he was "concerned by the apparent lack of remorse shown, especially by Ms Cramp," who had claimed her victims wanted to travel to Wodonga and had multiple chances to leave.
Cramp must perform 150 hours of community work during the order.
Trewin must also perform 150 hours of unpaid community work.