Man bailed on alleged domestic violence charges

A WARRNAMBOOL co-ordinator of an Aboriginal family-led decision-making program has been bailed after allegedly being involved in domestic violence.

Paul Kelly, 29, now of Warrumyea Road, Framlingham, has been charged with assaults, false imprisonment and breaching an intervention order.

Mr Kelly applied for and was granted bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday. He will reappear in court on February 17.

The program he co-ordinates looks after at-risk children.

Mr Kelly will have to live at Framlingham with his grandmother and have no further contact with the alleged victim as part of a number of bail conditions.

Detective Senior Constable Elissa Smith, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, told the court there were allegations Mr Kelly had grabbed a woman, pushed and pinned her and then poked her in the throat, causing her breathing difficulties.

There were three children at the house when the alleged incident happened at the weekend.

Detective Senior Constable Smith said it was alleged Mr Kelly spat in the woman’s face, raised his fist at her, then locked a bedroom door and would not allow her to leave.

It was also alleged Mr Kelly took a video of the woman which showed her crying while he abused and threatened to kill her if she went to police.

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