Crude tex­ting

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS | PROSERPINE MAGISTRATES COURT -

MAG­IS­TRATE Si­mon Young told a Proser­pine man he could lose joint cus­tody of his kids if he con­tin­ued to breach a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence pro­tec­tion or­der.

Pros­e­cu­tor Bern­hard Berger said on May 20 and July 8, the man sent his for­mer part­ner abu­sive text mes­sages.

Mr Young said while no phys­i­cal vi­o­lence was shown, the man had a “con­temp­tual”

at­ti­tude to­ward his for­mer part­ner which was a “form of con­trol­ling be­hav­iour”.

He was fined $1000.

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