A Wagga magistrate has issued a stern warning to a man saying that he will be sent back to jail if he "keeps bashing women".
Kieran Sharndil, 26, appeared at Wagga Local Court via video link on Monday after earlier pleading guilty to assault, occasioning actual bodily harm and using a carriage service to menace and harass.
The Narrandera man was residing with a woman and one of her female relatives in a Northern Riverina town when last year, Sharndil and the woman got into an argument about him messaging other women.
The next day, the woman called her cousin and told her about the disagreement in the earshot of Sharndil.
Documents tendered to the court state he jumped out of bed, grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the floor.
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Sharndil punched her head, and face and one blow caused the eardrum to bleed. The victim broke free and hit him before moving away, but he threw her across the room, and her head hit a bedside table.
She screamed for him to get out. The relative witnessed the assault and screamed at Sharndil to stop before calling the police as he escaped out of the house.
He was arrested a couple of days later.
In court on Monday, solicitor David Barron told the court that Sharndil had been trying to behave himself before being arrested.
"He was working up until the COVID crisis," he said. "He seems to have been a hard worker and a valued employee.
"My client described his life up until the age of 10 as creeping around the house hoping no one would notice him so he wouldn't get a flogging."
Mr Barron said his client was "sober and clean" since being in custody and wanted to remain that way.
When Magistrate Miranda Moody said Sharndil had a "bad attitude", Mr Barron responded that it seemed to be a case of "Jekyll and Hyde".
Magistrate Moody said she was disgusted by the events, adding if "he keeps bashing women he can stay in" jail.
"I was disgusted by this .. he treated her like a rag doll... throwing her around like she was a piece of dirt," she said.
"I have received his references from him that is in stark contrast to the violent, violent man that committed this sustained assault.
"I do note that he has been in custody for over a month now."
Magistrate Moody sentenced Sharndil to a 12-month intensive correction order and a $500 fine, adding it was in the community's interest for him to receive treatment.
However, he will not be released yet, as he has been refused bail on a separate matter.
Magistrate Moody addressed Sharndil, saying it was his last chance to change and break the cycle of violence.
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