The father of three teenaged children has been brought before Dubbo Local Court for punching their mother in the head.
The man cannot be named to protect the identity of the children. The Aboriginal Legal Service made an application for charges of common assault and contravene restrictions of apprehended domestic violence order to be assessed for circle sentencing.
Magistrate Howard Hamilton refused the request because circle sentencing was unable to deal with matters involving disputed facts.
The court was told the man resorted to violence following the dissipation of a long-term relationship and concerns about the care provided to his children, who had been left at home unattended.
The man’s solicitor said he understood his action were inappropriate.
The court heard the man sought his partner out at a Dubbo hotel on May 21, punched her to the head and called her a liar.
The man then went to another hotel.
Magistrate Hamilton said when the man assaulted the woman he uttered no concern about the welfare of the children.
The man received a nine-month suspended jail sentence for contravening the apprehended violence order.
An apprehended violence order was put in place to protect the victim for 12 months.
The man received a 12-month good behaviour bond for the assault.
He was warned not to commit further offences.
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