Man breached DVO to send victim money
A 34-year-old man may have thought he was doing the right thing trying to give money to the mother of his children, but the move was a blatant breach of his domestic violence order.
The order states the man is not to contact the aggrieved or ask anyone else to contact or locate her.
However the Gladstone man first asked his sister to contact the woman, then he asked his cousin.
They both asked for bank details so the man could put money into her account.
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1800-Respect: 1800 737 732
Gladstone Women's Health: 1800 749 222
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At the time the man was on a suspended sentence for breaching a domestic violence order.
Defence lawyer Bianca Wierland said the man moved to Gladstone for a new start and to try and get his life back on track.
She said he just wanted to provide some support for his children despite being unable to see them.
He pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on December 14 to contravening a domestic violence order.
He was fined $700 and his suspended sentence was extended for six months.
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