A 21-year-old man charged over a family violence incident has been considered an unacceptable risk of re-offending and harming the community.
Connor Keating made a passionate plea not to be remanded in custody but he was refused bail at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Police nominal informant Senior Constable Joel Ward said the accused man was kicked out of his family home on October 7 after he damaged a wall and light.
He said Keating returned to the Ballarat home the following day to collect his property but he started to yell when his sister told him his belongings were on the porch.
The informant said the accused grabbed his sister, forced her to the ground and held her by the neck before punching her in the head causing bruising.
The woman escaped inside but Keating allegedly smashed a window before forcing open a kitchen window and climbed inside.
"This caused fear with the father and sister," Senior Constable Ward said.
Police oppose bail, that if he is released he will return to the affected family member's house and commit further offences.Senior Constable Joel Ward
The court was told Keating had been charged with five offences, including recklessly causing injury and assault, and he had been released from prison in April.
Keating interrupted the bail application hearing to tell the court jail was not the place for a young person to rehabilitate.
He said his mother died and his son was born while he was in jail, and when he was released, his sister gave him a present consisting of a crack pipe and tools to clean it.
"I am trying to be a person in society. I am looked at like an animal," Keating said.
"I am responsible for my mistakes ... but there has to be somewhere else instead of jail."
Defence lawyer Nikki Lovell submitted her client was young, Aboriginal and had specialist disability support at a house with 24-7 support.
"It's important to him he can be engaged with his culture. He has an intellectual disability. He is vulnerable and a man with complex needs," Ms Lovell said.
"He is a man crying out for help and it's amazing that (support) can be offered on a 24-hour basis."
Magistrate Gregory Robinson said Keating had shown compelling reasons why he should be bailed, but he said the risk was unacceptable.
"The risk is unacceptable of further offending and harm to the community," Mr Robinson said.
Bail was refused and Keating was remanded in custody until December.
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