A former Ballarat police prosecutor has been sentenced to five months in jail for a string of family violence offences.
Shaun Perry's behaviour towards a woman and her teenage daughter four months ago was on Friday described as controlling, derogatory and aggressive.
The Ballarat Magistrates Court had been told during a plea hearing this week police attended an incident between the accused and victim at 11.50pm on August 6.
The victim had asked Perry to leave the address but he refused and a verbal argument occurred.
The court was told the former Leading Senior Constable abused the victim, calling her daughter an offensive name who had "f***** up everything".
The victim said she would record the incident on her mobile phone but Perry grabbed it from her hand, dropped it in a big puddle and stomped on the screen.
Between August 21 and September 20, Perry contacted the victim on 349 occasions over 31 days by phone call and text message.
The court was told the text messages were said to be in broad terms relating to a number of issues.
Perry's offending breached a two-year Community Corrections Order imposed for family violence.
In sentencing Perry, magistrate Letizia Torres said while his latest offending did not include physical violence, it reflected a similar attitude to previous family violence incidents.
The court was told Perry had been jailed for seven months, followed by the two-year CCO, for violence against his family.
"These offences are reflective of a similar attitude," Ms Torres said.
"I have no doubt you understood what you were doing was wrong."
The court was told Perry suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, which may be linked to his time in the police force.
But Ms Torres said there was no evidence Perry's mental health would cause problems in jail.
"Despite all your treatment, you have still reoffended," she told Perry.
Perry was sentenced to five months in jail, with 70 days already served. His CCO was cancelled and another order was not made.
He pleaded guilty to eight charges, including one count each of criminal damage, committing an indictable offence while on bail and failing to comply with a direct request for assistance by police.
He admitted three counts of persistently breaching an intervention order and two counts of breaching bail conditions.
Perry appeared in court on Friday by video link wearing green prison clothes.