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A MAN sexually assaulted his partner because he was angry she was going to a wedding to which he was not invited, the Supreme Court has heard.

The 30-year-old father of three, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault and assault.

Crown prosecutor Jack Shapiro today told the Supreme Court in Hobart the man was coming down from a five-day methamphetamine binge and had thrown his partner’s make-up on the roof of her house to try to stop her attending the wedding in March this year.

He apologised and asked the woman if she wanted to have sex, but became angry when she declined.

“If you’re not going to have sex with me, I might as well rape you,” he said.

He pushed the woman on to the bed and briefly assaulted her, before she punched him in the face and fled.

Early the following morning the man assaulted the woman when she returned from the wedding.

When interviewed by police, he denied the sexual assault and said the subsequent assault was prompted because the woman was drunk.

The prosecutor said the man had a 15-page criminal record, with multiple assaults and breaches of family violence orders dating back to 2005.

Defence lawyer Amber Mignot said her client had struggled with drug use for more than a decade after being introduced to the amphetamines by a girlfriend’s family.

But she said her client had turned his life around during the six months he had been in custody, attempting to complete his education and earning high marks in maths, English and psychology.

Justice David Porter will sentence the man on October 31.



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