A 19-YEAR-OLD North Yunderup man bit the mother of his child on the neck in an unprovoked attack, it was revealed in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The police prosecutor told the court the man, who cannot be named, had been in an on-and-off relationship with the victim.
It was during one of these off times when the accused went to the victim’s home on November 30, last year, to look for a hat.
As he was leaving he said to the victim, “don’t I get a hug?”
The police prosecutor said the victim sternly replied no.
The accused pulled the victim into a hug and while she was locked in his embrace, he brought his mouth to her neck, and bit her.
The bite was hard enough to leave a bruise on her neck.
He then pushed her forehead and caused her to stumble backwards.
The accused then kissed her on the lips and left.
The court appointed lawyer representing the accused said he was remorseful for committing this “unthinking act”.
Magistrate Vivien Edwards told the accused that his offending was not at the lower end of the scale.
She said he lulled his victim into a false sense of security before he bit her, pushed her and kissed her.
Magistrate Edwards said this would have been quite distressing for the victim.
She fined the man $1500, which will be paid directly to the victim.