Former actuality tv star Samuel Messina has been sentenced for 3 counts of assault towards his ex-girlfriend in 2019.
The 27-year-old, who was forged within the 2020 season of Farmer Desires A Spouse, was sentenced to an 18-month neighborhood correction order and fined $350.
It was handed by Justice of the Peace Michael Ong on the Port Kembla native courtroom on Monday after Messina was discovered responsible in the identical jurisdiction in November 2022.
Former actuality tv star Samuel Messina (pictured), 27, was sentenced for 3 counts of assault towards his ex-girlfriend in 2019
After the courtroom heard that the connection between Messina and his ex-girlfriend was ‘controlling and abusive’, Messina’s lawyer Matthew Lowry went to bat for him.
After praising Messina’s onerous work as an interstate truck driver, Lowry stated, “He’s feeling plenty of regret and disgrace for this entire scenario.”
Mr Ong appeared suspicious and expressed concern that Messina could be resentful once more for displaying ‘so little acknowledgment’ of his actions.
The 27-year-old, who was forged within the 2020 season of Farmer Desires A Spouse, was sentenced to an 18-month neighborhood correction order and fined $350
‘Home violence is rife in the neighborhood,’ Mr Ong stated.
‘Many individuals keep in home relationships when there may be violence and abusive behaviour.
‘They preserve quiet as a result of they fear about what’s going to occur in the event that they go away the relative safety of getting a roof over their heads.’
Mr. Ong then sentenced Messina to 150 hours of neighborhood service, ordered him to pay a $350 wonderful for trespassing, and advised him to look on the Orange Group Corrections Workplace inside seven days.
Messina has appealed the sentence and can return to the Wollongong District Court docket in February.
The sentence was handed by Justice of the Peace Michael Ong on the Port Kembla native courtroom on Monday after Messina was discovered responsible in the identical jurisdiction in November 2022.
Messina pleaded responsible in November final 12 months to 3 counts of assault for inflicting bodily hurt to his ex-girlfriend.
The assaults got here a 12 months earlier than Messina appeared on the favored Channel Seven courting present Farmer Desires a Spouse, which pairs lonely rural farmers with metropolis ladies.
The courtroom had earlier heard Messina hit his ex with such pressure that she bled for weeks.
Her ex-partner advised the courtroom he bodily assaulted her on 4 events in 2019 after they have been residing collectively in Orange, NSW.
After the courtroom heard the connection between Messina and his ex-girlfriend was ‘controlling and abusive’, Messina’s lawyer Matthew Lowry went to bat for him
The courtroom heard the primary assault, which occurred in March 2019, concerned kicking a door open on his foot, inflicting ache to 2 of his toes.
In July that 12 months, Messina grabbed her by her garments and threw her to the ground.
The courtroom additionally heard that on the morning of 31 July, Messina pushed her earlier than punching her on the nostril, inflicting her to bleed.
The sufferer stated the damage prompted ache and bled each time she sneezed for the subsequent month.
Messina was charged with a fourth assault, wherein he ‘whipped’ her with a telephone charging cable.
However Justice of the Peace Ong stated the allegation couldn’t be proved past an affordable doubt, because the sufferer’s work roster indicated she was at work on the time of the alleged incident.
The couple separated shortly after that alleged incident and he or she moved to Illawarra.
‘She could be very remorseful and ashamed for this entire scenario,’ Mr Lowry stated. Mr Ong appeared suspicious and fearful that Messina would re-offend due to the ‘little or no acknowledgment’ proven for his actions.
Messina was beforehand accused with a complete of seven home violence offenses in his prior July 2021. She went to the police in March the identical 12 months.
He initially pleaded not responsible to all expenses, which included threats, trespassing and 4 counts of assault.
He later pleaded not responsible to 4 counts of assault and two counts of intimidation after showing at his ex’s mom’s house and threatening to kill her pet rabbits.
Throughout two days of proof, the courtroom heard the lady had discovered the braveness to report the assault in February final 12 months after Messina allegedly made threats towards her rabbits.
Messina was discovered responsible of three counts of assault inflicting precise bodily hurt to his ex-girlfriend. The assaults got here a 12 months earlier than Messina appeared on the favored Channel Seven courting present Farmer Desires a Spouse, which pairs lonely rural farmers with metropolis ladies.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Ben Bragger advised the courtroom that the lady’s delay in reporting the allegations shouldn’t ‘endure her credibility’.
“The delay to 2022 shouldn’t be a motive to assault credibility,” he stated. The Sunday Telegraph,
‘Girls who’re victims of home violence have many good causes for not reporting issues immediately, they’re ashamed, embarrassed and are not looking for their personal lives to be scrutinised.
‘He had the braveness to report [the allegations] After his safety was breached… sufficient is sufficient and he felt he ought to go to the police.’
Messina was the favourite on Farmer Desires a Spouse, however he was criticized for ruling out two love curiosity contenders, Mackenzie Phillips (left) and Alana Taranto (proper).
Messina rose to prominence after showing on Channel Seven’s in style Farmer Desires a Spouse TV program as one of many farmers on the lookout for love.
He surprised onlookers when he rejected two girls, Mackenzie Phillips and Alana Taranto, who have been competing for his affection.
In July, 2021, claims surfaced that he was not the actual farmer and was utilizing his brother’s farm within the present.
As an alternative, it was claimed that Messina was a truck driver from Sydney.
He later stated in an Instagram publish that the farm used within the present was a household farm and that he ‘by no means claimed that it was explicitly mine’.
‘I am like each different individual on the market – generally two incomes are wanted to pay the payments. I drive a truck as a second revenue and it has by no means been a secret.
In July, 2021, claims surfaced that he was not the actual farmer and was utilizing his brother’s farm within the present. As an alternative, it claimed Messina was a truck driver from Sydney.