Man ‘shocked’ at assault result

A MILDURA man who became enraged when he found someone else in bed with the woman he was visiting was shocked to learn how his assault had affected the victim.

Ethan Robbins, 25, was placed on a nine-month good behaviour bond on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the assault in the Mildura Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard he went to the home of his “off-and-on again partner” and unleashed a flurry of punches on a man he found in her bed.

Through a victim impact statement read to the court, Robbins learned his assault had caused the victim to become anxious and withdrawn from social situations, had come under financial pressure due to medical costs and had sustained damage to his teeth.

Robbins’ lawyer Bert Hilton-Wood said the attack was out of character and happened when his client lost control.

Mr Hilton-Wood said Robbins had not realised the true consequences of his actions until he read the victim’s statement.

Magistrate Nunzio La Rosa ordered Robbins complete an anger management program and donate $2000 to a magistrates’ court fund.

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