20 Nov 2020

Man who abused ex-girlfriend jailed for seven and a half years

From Checkpoint, 5:40 pm on 20 November 2020

A man has been jailed for seven and a half years for subjecting his ex-girlfriend to months of physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. He is yet to make an apology to the woman after being found guilty of eight charges - including two of sexual violation - after a judge-alone trial last month. At his sentencing today, the woman spoke about her long road to recovery after the violent relationship and was praised for her positive outlook on life. Our court reporter Anneke Smith was there and filed this report - and just a note her story may disturb some listeners.