Ice addict who ferociously punched the mother of his four-month-old child in the face and assaulted her told police it was a ‘standard night’
- An ice addict brutally punched the mother of his four-month-old child in the face
- Harley Raymond Philp, 24, attacked his partner in The Gold Coast last May
- He left bruises on her face, neck and chest, but told the police that it was an ‘ordinary night’
- Philp was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment at Southport District Court and
An ice addict who brutally beat and abused the mother of his four-month-old child told police afterwards that it was a “ standard night. ”
24-year-old Harley Raymond Philp slapped his partner in the face in May 2019, squeezed the woman’s neck and turned her chest around, Southport court heard Tuesday.
The Gold Coast man pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including sexual assault that caused bodily harm and deliberate damage, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
24-year-old Harley Raymond Philp was sentenced to two years in prison at Southport District Court on the Gold Coast after brutally abusing his partner last May (image)
The court heard that Philp used a gram of methamphetamine every day around the attack.
Prosecutor Natalie Lima said the beating left Philp’s partner with bleeding cheeks, piercings and bruises on her face, neck and chest.
“She explains how exhausted she was on the night of the offense and describes a feeling of helplessness, weakness and shame when she looked at the injuries in the mirror,” said Ms. Lima.
The court heard that the couple had an on and off relationship for years and had a baby last January.
Philp and his partner argued in their bedroom in May when he called the woman a “slut” and “whore” and a fight broke out.
The court was told that Philp slapped her in the face, wrapped his arms around her neck, and squeezed, twisted, and slapped her chest.
She has repeatedly asked him to stop and felt she was going to be killed, the court heard.
When police questioned Philp, he told them it was a “standard night” and that they “had a bit of a verbal argument.”
Philp was taken into custody on May 21 and has written the woman three times since.
Judge Catherine Muir sentenced Philp to two years’ imprisonment with immediate release.
She said, “The complainant is devastated and badly affected by your actions.”
Defense attorney Kylie Hillard told the court that at the age of 13, Philp started having drug problems and taking pain medications after suffering from a ruptured spleen.
Ms. Hillard said Philp had a plan to complete the remaining six months of his mechanical education and deal with his drug and anger management issues when released.