Magistrate left with no option but to jail man

LUKE Ezzy’s attempts to see his children at Christmas, breaching court orders and failing to complete a community service order left the court with no other option than a jail sentence, magistrate Terry Lucas said.

Yesterday in Orange Local Court Ezzy was sentenced to four months’ jail on several counts with the sentences to run concurrently.

When Ezzy called his ex- partner several times on Christmas Eve and again between Christmas and new year, begging her to let him see his children “just for five minutes” she called police and he was arrested for breaching court orders.

In 2012 Ezzy was handed a bond and a community service order by the courts after being convicted of assaulting his ex-partner by punching her in the head twice after forcing his way into her home.

Police allege Ezzy was reported to police for an AVO breach after he followed his ex-partner in Glenroi Avenue and along Bathurst Road and into Cox Avenue on Christmas Eve before later calling her several times.

He followed up with several phone calls on December 29.

“I just want to see my children for five minutes - you can drop them off and pick them up if you like,” was the message he left on one occasions.

Ezzy was represented by solicitor Paul Longhurst who told the court he could order a pre-sentence report for the magistrate if he needed it before sentencing.

“I think it will be just wasting the time of the court,” Mr Lucas said after taking some time to look at the police facts.

Mr Longhurst told the court his client did not have strong self-esteem and has unresolved issues stemming from his childhood.

“When you are told you are a goose as a child - you start believing it,” he said.

After Ezzy was taken into custody and led out of the courtroom Mr Lucas told Mr Longhurst he regretted he was left with no choice.

“I can’t see any way around it,” he told Mr Longhurst.

“It is a sad case and I understand your predicament, “ Mr Longhurst said to the magistrate.

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