Man charged for breaching FVO while on remand

A 30-year-old Chifley man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, 7 July 2023) charged over family violence offences committed while on remand.

On 5 June, 2023, the man was remanded in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) and was subsequently listed as the respondent of a Family Violence Order (FVO).      

A condition of this order stated the man was prohibited from “causing someone else to contact the protected person(s).”     

On 13 June, 2023, the man called a family member using the AMC’s telephone service. Police allege that during this call, the man has allegedly instructed the family member to contact the protected person.      

Police further allege that between 15 and 17 June, the man made three similar calls, instructing the family member to contact the protected person.      

Around this date, the FVO was discharged, and the man was subsequently released from AMC.      

However, following a review of AMC phone records, the man was arrested on 6 July on London Circuit in the city. He has been charged with contravening a family violence order and breaching a good behaviour order.      

Officer in Charge of ACT Policing’s Family Violence and Victims of Crime, Acting Inspector Troy Gordon, said this is yet another recent example where police have laid charges in a family violence matter where the alleged offender has been on remand at the time of the offending.      

“ACT Policing actions demonstrate to the ACT community that police will seek to hold perpetrators of family violence accountable for their conduct, we will continue to work with our partner agencies to ensure that family violence victims are protected, this protection extends to actions of the offender whilst remanded,” Acting Inspector Gordon said.      

“Family violence is a traumatic experience that impacts adults and children in our community. I encourage anyone who has been a victim of family violence to come forward and speak to police.” 

If you or someone you know has been affected by family violence, you can report to police by attending a police station or calling 131 444. 


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