A North-West farm hand who subjected his girlfriend to days of horrific abuse - including being locked in a cage and smeared with faeces while wearing a dog collar - will be sentenced on February 5. The 20-year-old man, who cannot be named because it would identify his victim, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Burnie to 24 charges including multiple counts of rape, assaults and strangulation. The horrific crimes took place over two days in June this year and only stopped when his victim managed to run for her life to a house about one kilometre away and take sanctuary inside. Some of the degrading acts she was subject to included being locked in an animal cage, being urinated on, made to redress in those wet clothes, being burnt with red-hot kitchen tongs heated in a fire, smeared her with human faeces and forced her to wear a dog collar. The woman, about the same age as her abuser, was also subject to a series of rapes. During one, the man was armed with a knife and demanded she chose whether she wanted to be raped anally with his penis or the knife. In the early hours of June 14, the woman was forced into the car and the man went to work at a dairy farm. After sitting in the car for 40 minutes, terrified she would be spotted if she fled, she took off and ran in the rain to a neighbouring farm house from where police were called. The court was told the man had exhibited controlling behaviour very soon into the pair's relationship. He isolated her on a number of remote properties and would smash her phone so she could not contact anyone. During some of the rapes, the young woman was told if she did not act like she was enjoying the experience she would be killed. At one stage he poured petrol over her while she was locked in the animal cage and threatened to burn her alive. She was told she would be "raped once a day" and she was forced to suck his penis and lick his anus. She was whipped with a purse strap buckle and told to "shut up and take it" as she was burnt with red hot kitchen tongs on her breast, thigh and buttocks. The court was told she was dragged around the house by the dog collar and had a broken wrist when she managed to escape. Justice Tamara Jago was told the woman was isolated and vulnerable and had no way of calling for help. "She was crying, injured and unable to escape or defend herself," prosecutor Claire Flockhart said. "This was a prolonged and relentless attack, an exercise of power and power. "Making her chose how she would be raped was so degrading. He also filmed the anal rape." "There were also numerous threats of death. The victim needs to be vindicated. "This is an extremely bad example of family violence and the court has obligation to denounce such conduct." The man will be sentenced on February 5.