A Glenroy woman attacked by her partner when she called him out on suspected infidelities was told "see what you made me do, you provoked me," a court has heard.
Lachlan Samuel Kerslake showed no remorse for his violence and also told her "don't f ... ing touch me".
The woman was shaking and crying in fright and shock when police arrived at their home soon afterwards, finding Kerslake asleep in a bedroom. He was arrested.
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The 29-year-old has pleaded guilty to several charges, including two domestic violence-related counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and contravention of an apprehended violence order.
But Kerslake was not in court, so the plea was entered on his behalf by solicitor Nicole Polyakova.
"He moved to Sydney," Ms Polyakova told magistrate Richard Funston.
Police said Kerslake had a history of domestic violence offences, as well as other convictions, and was also on bail when he attacked the woman.
At the time of the incident, the pair had been in a relationship for 11 months, though she had the order in place to prevent him assaulting or threatening her or being with her within 12 hours of drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs.
The court was told the victim "received information" from a friend that Kerslake had been speaking to other women on an online messaging app.
She returned home at 7.30pm and confronted Kerslake about what he'd been doing before.
They argued and she walked away.
"As the victim walked towards the bedroom door, the accused has grabbed hold of the victim with both hands to (her) upper arms strongly before pushing the victim backwards onto the mattress," police said.
Four days later, after ongoing tension between the pair, the victim was at work when she received several abusive text messages and phone calls from Kerslake.
Later that evening, he pushed her from behind into a couch and slapped her to the back of the head, in a tantrum threw a bucket of KFC takeaway in the air and also, soon after, grabbed her around the throat.
Kerslake will be sentenced on August 18.