A teenage thug who thought it his right to kick and slap his girlfriend because she confronted him on suspicion he was cheating on her later stole then set ablaze her clothes.
Jake Robert Crighton-Cromb texted a video of the smouldering pile to her, though this went to her sister's phone.
Police already had been called and they watched with the women as the Lavington teenager's video was played.
Crighton-Cromb, Albury Local Court has heard, chased the victim after she broke free and fled, with his own father running behind them begging him to stop.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Coombs told magistrate Rodney Brender that Crighton-Cromb's offending was "on the cusp" of crossing the threshold for being sent to jail.
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Crighton-Cromb, now 19, showed no remorse or insight.
He pleaded guilty to domestic violence-related charges of destroy or damage property and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, as well as two counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend and failure to appeal on bail.
The victim, also now 19, and Crighton-Cromb were in a relationship for about six months leading up to the incident last year.
She went to a Lavington address on April 11, 2018, about 1pm "to speak to him about him cheating on her".
Crighton-Cromb denied the allegation and, police said, "became aggressive and argumentative" before slapping her cheek and kicking her to the right thigh.
They wrestled and when she tried to leave, he grabbed her in a choke hold. The victim broke free and left, heading south along Dale Crescent with Crighton-Cromb in pursuit.
When the victim went to her unit with her sister she found all her belongings, including clothes, make-up and shoes, gone.
Soon after, Crighton-Cromb sent a text warning the victim he was "gonna burn all your clothes. I gave the make-up to my sister and I've sold the shoes."
He then sent the video.
The matter was adjourned to July 16 so Crighton-Cromb could see a doctor to get a mental health plan in place.
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