Beaten after sex request rejected
A HEAVILY intoxicated man beat up his former sister-in-law after she refused to have a threesome with him and her partner.
Carl Morgan, 41, had been out drinking with his former sister-in-law Joanna Maher and her partner Bethan Grover in Bridgend and they were in good spirits.
But a court heard that after Morgan made the crude proposition to the couple the atmosphere changed.
Ms Maher returned to Morgan’s home in Ogmore Vale and, when he returned he delivered a series of punches leaving her with two black eyes, a split lip, and concussion.
Prosecutor Gareth James told a sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court that on March 30 Ms Maher and Ms Grover went to Morgan’s home in Fern Street where they had a drink before going out for more drinks and food. Ms Maher decided to leave at 9.30pm because the defendant had offended her.
Mr James said: “The defendant suggested Ms Maher and her partner should have a threesome with him.
On his return, “the defendant went up to Ms Maher and pushed her down, sat astride her, and began to punch repeatedly with both fists to her face and neck.”
Morgan was arrested and when police conducted a search they found nine cannabis plants in the attic.
The defendant initially denied assaulting Ms Maher but later pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He also pleaded guilty to production of cannabis on the grounds it was for his own personal use.
Defence barrister Adam Sharp said his client was “heavily intoxicated” at the time of the assault and has since acknowledged having issues with alcohol and cannabis, which he had smoked for the majority of his adult life.
Morgan was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and was made subject to a curfew order for four months as well as a 15-day rehabilitation activity.