Teen assaulted twice in two days by man
AN 18-YEAR-OLD who assaulted a teenager twice within two days has avoided prison.
Rhys Page, of Heol Gruffydd in Ravenhill admitted two counts of assault against the same victim who cannot be identified for legal reasons.
Page also admitted a charge of criminal damage on August 25 after he smashed the girl’s mobile phone “to bits” by hitting it against a lamppost in the city centre.
The first assault took place in Castle Gardens on August 25, the second was the following day at another location in the city.
On the first occasion Page grabbed the girls by her arms, prosecutor Alison Bray told Swansea Magistrates’ Court.
She said he had grabbed her forcefully and held her, causing her pain and left her with bruising to her arms.
On the second, he charged at her, pushing her into a door frame, leaving her with a lump to her head.
Nick Stallard, for Page, said his client accepted he had anger issues.
“He obviously regrets this situation,” he told city magistrates.
Page had pleaded guilty to the offences on a basis of the facts which were accepted by the prosecution.
Magistrates ordered that a report should be prepared by the probation service aboutPage.
After that, magistrates told him to complete a 12 month community order including supervision. He was also told to pay £150 compensation and £85 in costs as well as a £60 victim surcharge.
A restraining order was also granted to stop Page contacting the teen.