Two children were in a Ballarat home while a man dragged his partner by the hair, hit her face and squeezed her neck, a court has heard.
Magistrate Noreen Toohey said it was serious family violence offending and the 24-year-old man was meant to be a role model to his two young children.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Giles Brown said the man, who The Courier cannot name to protect the victim's identity, yelled at his partner, accusing her of talking to other men.
The Ballarat Magistrates' Court heard on Thursday he grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into the kitchen where she fell on the ground and he swung an arm into her face.
Senior Constable Brown said the man grabbed her head on both sides and squeezed, pushed her to the ground and then up against a cupboard where he gripped her neck, causing breathing difficulties.
He feels he has benefited from CISP and this isn't behaviour he would see himself engaging with in the future.Michelle Lothian, defence lawyer
Two young children were in their rooms in the home when the assault happened about 10pm on a March night.
The man continued arguing with the woman for 30 minutes and he stopped her from leaving the house after she had called police.
He pushed her back by the neck, causing her elbows and her head to hit the wall and she had her eyes closed when the man struck her with his hand, hitting her on the right side of the face.
The man has been on the Court Integrated Services Program for seven months while on bail since he was released from custody.
Defence lawyer Michelle Lothian said her client had done well on the supported bail program which had helped him understand more about his anger and helped him abstain from drug use.
"He feels he has benefited from CISP and this isn't behaviour he would see himself engaging with in the future," she said.
In giving an indication on sentencing, Ms Toohey said she would have the man assessed for a community corrections order.
The man accepted the indication and pleaded guilty to the charges of assault and breaching an intervention order.
He will be assessed for a community corrections order and return to court for sentencing in November.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, family or domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
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