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P.E.I. man pleads guilty to assaulting former partner

Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island.
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Christopher John Vos to be sentenced in January

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A P.E.I. man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a former partner and breaching an undertaking by continuing to have contact with the woman.

Christopher John Vos will be sentenced on Jan. 25.

Crown attorney Nathan Beck told the court Vos, whose drinking was out of control, was “coming by unwanted’’ to the woman’s home.

In August, one visit resulted in an argument that escalated with the pair ending up on the front porch where Vos assaulted the woman.

The woman’s daughter told police that she saw Vos choke the woman, which Vos denies.

In court Thursday, Vos did plead guilty to assault, damage to property and breaching an undertaking by having contact with the victim in October through several emails and texts.

Vos’ defence lawyer requested a pre-sentence report to show how alcohol impacted the criminal actions of his client.

Chief provincial court judge Nancy Orr was not impressed with the fact Vos has yet to take any action to address his alcohol problem following the assault.

“If alcohol is a factor… it is time you do something about it,’’ Orr told Vos.

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