Jail for assault, stalking

A MAN who assaulted a child with an electrical cord has been released from prison after serving more than eight months behind bars.

Phillip James Green pleaded guilty in the Maryborough District Court to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed.

He struck his victim with the cord several times at a home at St George on November 24 last year.

The girl was aged about 10.

DPP legal officer Michael Gawrych said the assault was a reflection of Green’s inability to control his temper.

Green, 37, also pleaded guilty to stalking with violence.

Mr Gawrych said Green’s stalking of a female acquaintance was “persistent and violent” and occurred on several occasions between December 31 last year and January 3.

Judge Hugh Botting sentenced Green to concurrent sentences of 264 days in jail for the stalking offence and 239 days in jail for the assault.

The time was declared as having been served pre-sentence.



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