Ac­cused man turns it around

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS - NUGGET STAFF

A 20-year-old man who took steps on his own to get coun­selling af­ter as­sault­ing his girl­friend was given a con­di­tional dis­charge Tues­day in On­tario court of Jus­tice.

The man pleaded guilty to one count of as­sault fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in May.

Court was told the man – who is not be­ing iden­ti­fied to pro­tect the iden­tity of his vic­tim – had been in a re­la­tion­ship with the woman for seven years.

They moved in to­gether in septem­ber 2016.

On May 27, the two got into an ar­gu­ment and the man grabbed the vic­tim’s cell­phone as she called her mother. When she tried to leave their res­i­dence, he locked her in a bed­room and held her there for a short while.

When he let her out of the room, she tried to go to her mother, who was wait­ing in the drive­way for her, and tripped over the door frame, fall­ing down some stairs and suf­fer­ing mi­nor in­juries.

The man turned him­self in to po­lice two days later, fol­low­ing an­other ar­gu­ment.

Jus­tice Lawrence Klein was told the man “took it upon him­self ” to get coun­selling for anger-man­age­ment is­sues.

He also has made a dona­tion to Nipiss­ing Tran­si­tion house. he had no crim­i­nal record. In ad­di­tion to the con­di­tional sen­tence, the man was placed on pro­ba­tion for 12 months.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.