Man jailed for as­sault

Kwinana Courier - - News -

A MAN who sent his part­ner to hos­pi­tal be­cause he punched her in the head 45 times has been sent to prison.

Ap­pear­ing via video link from Hakea prison, the man was sen­tenced at Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trates Court on May 18 for 13 charges, in­clud­ing as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm, breach­ing fam­ily vi­o­lence re­strain­ing or­ders and breach­ing pro­tec­tive bail.

Mag­is­trate Vi­vian Ed­wards said there was a need for spe­cific and gen­eral de­ter­rence.

“You sent 240 text mes­sages and made 42 phone calls be­tween Oc­to­ber 2017 and Fe­bru­ary 2018,” she said. “Some of the texts were deroga­tory and of­fen­sive.

“You punched this per­son 45 times to the head and she needed med­i­cal treat­ment at hos­pi­tal.

“It has been sub­mit­ted that you should be placed on an or­der but you have had to­tal dis­re­gard for VROs and pro­tec­tive bail.

“You left a pro­gram and as­saulted your part­ner. In my view there is no al­ter­na­tive but prison.”

Ms Ed­wards sen­tenced him to an im­me­di­ate term of one year and seven months. He will be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role.

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