Two men charged with the historical rape of a seven-year-old girl during a camping trip have been jailed after pleading guilty to the allegations, which emerged years after the assault when the victim revealed the abuse during a psychosis. Leon Cherrabun and Dandrick Cherel appeared alongside each other in Broome’s District Court on Monday, charged with indecent dealing and sexual penetration of a child under 13. The incident is alleged to have taken place on a camping trip at a small Kimberley community when Cherel and Cherrabun were in their early 20s. The court heard Cherel and Cherrabun were present at the small community for a camping trip in the early 2010s where the girl was also present. During the trip, the men took the girl into a bedroom and raped her. A few years later, the girl was at a family member’s house when Cherrabun raped her again. She escaped after biting his hand during the incident. The girl revealed the sexual assaults years later during a drug-induced psychosis, which led to the arrests of the two men. Cherel, a former ranger for the Kimberley Land Council, maintains he had no distinct recollection of the offending, but pleaded guilty to the charges when Cherrabun filed a report confirming the co-offender’s involvement. District Court Judge Michael Bowden sentenced Cherrabun to 10 years jail and he will be eligible for parole after serving eight, backdated to July 22, 2022. Cherel was sentenced to 6½ years imprisonment with eligibility for parole after serving 4½ years, backdated to November 13, 2021. Broome Advertiser previously reported Cherel had been free to camp on the banks of the Fitzroy River with his family while on bail for child sex offence charges. The magistrate made the allowance because he was unable to find a permanent residence because of the Broome rental crisis.