A concreting business owner has allegedly assaulted his ex-partner after night of drinking despite being prohibited from seeing her.
Glen McSpadyen, 36, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intimidation and contravening a restriction in an apprehended violence order.
Barrack Heights man was granted bail when he appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Monday.
McSpadyen and the woman were in a months-long relationship last year that ended when an apprehended violence order was taken out against him to protect her, documents tendered to court said.
He was arrested and charged with breaching the order on December 17 last year and January 11, for which he was placed on conditional bail.
On January 14, the woman and McSpadyen agreed to meet at Bomaderry.
McSpadyen drove her to his sister's Albion Park house where no one was home.
Police allege McSpadyen put his hands around the woman's throat and lifted her upwards to the point she could not breath.
The woman later spoke with a domestic violence service where she was encouraged to tell police` She reported the alleged incident and provided a statement on January 21 where photos of her injuries were taken.
She also told officers McSpadyen had allegedly contacted her multiple times on January 17 via text and calls, where he admitted to assaulting her and apologised, the documents said.
Police arrested McSpadyen at his Albion Park home on Saturday and he was charged.
In court on Monday, defence lawyer Graeme Morrison said his client pleaded guilty to contravening the AVO, before noting his ties to the community, limited criminal history and that he was seeing a psychologist.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Ben Bragger said despite the delayed report to police, the prosecution had a strong case as McSpadyen appeared to have made admissions.
Magistrate Michael O'Brien granted McSpadyen bail, warning him that he needed to "wake up" to himself. He noted McSpadyen may not receive a full-time custodial sentence if convicted.
He must report to police, not leave home at night, and not go near or contact the woman.
The case was adjourned to February 2.
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