A MORTLAKE man has been released on bail after being charged with a series of offences resulting from an incident on Saturday night.
Malcolm John McDowall, 29, of Boundary Road, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday after being remanded in custody overnight Sunday.
Mortlake police Sergeant Kevin Garrett told the court that Mr McDowall and a woman had been in a nine-year relationship and had three children.
He said police had been called to domestic incidents three times in the past couple of years and last year the woman took out an intervention order.
In June this year it was upgraded to a full order.
Sergeant Garrett said that on Saturday Mr McDowall attended at an Officer Street address to spend time with his children.
Mr McDowall was also allowed to stay at the home with the woman’s consent so they could try to work out their conflicts.
Sergeant Garrett said Mr McDowall had a tattoo gun and he put a tattoo on the woman’s back before he asked about her prior sexual experiences, which led to a Mr McDowall being asked to leave.
The alleged victim went to her bedroom and Sergeant Garrett said police alleged that Mr McDowall entered the room, stripped naked, got into bed and got on top of the victim.
Sergeant Garrett said it was alleged that Mr McDowall held the woman’s wrists, made an inappropriate suggestion and touched her inappropriately, before he was alleged to have grabbed her around the throat.
Sergeant Garrett said Mr McDowall was charged with a number of offences including breaching an intervention order, making threats to assaults and indecent assault.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt foreshadowed the possibility of more serious charges before releasing Mr McDowall on bail until October 2 with conditions he live in Warrnambool and abide by his intervention order.