Man pleads guilty to assaulting, choking underaged partner

A MAN assaulted his underaged partner, hitting her with a pillow and then choking her because “she wouldn’t shut up”, it was heard in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.

The accused, who cannot be named to protect his victim, appeared via videolink from Hakea Prison and pleaded guilty to breaching protective bail conditions, common assault, disorderly behaviour in public and obstructing public officers.

The police prosecutor told the court that the accused assaulted his victim in January this year.

He was woken by the victim in their bedroom after she found inappropriate text messages on his phone.

The accused used a pillow to hit her face twice when she would not be quiet.

When she continued to argue with him, he grabbed her around the throat for seven to 10 seconds.

He was ordered to have no contact with the teenager following the assault.

Despite this he sent her a text message saying “my sister is going to flog you”.

A few days later the accused was at a bar on James Street in Perth.

He was evicted for trying to fight security and police were called.

When police arrived he was trying to fight people on the street.

During the attempt to arrest the accused he physically resisted and laid on the ground.

He told them he wanted to fight them once they were off duty.

Magistrate Anne Longden ordered a pre-sentence report before sentencing on February 17.