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Verbal abuse nets jail time for P.E.I. man

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Jail time for P.E.I. man who violated a no-contact order to verbally abuse and physically assault the victim. - Stock Photo

MacIsaac verbally abused the victim at her home for several hours, despite a no-contact order


A P.E.I. man who was seen pushing a woman after neighbours heard him verbally abusing her was sentenced recently to 90 days in jail on several charges.

Neil Francis MacIsaac, 38, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to assault, breaching his undertaking and two counts of failing to attend court.

The court heard that on April 4, MacIsaac verbally abused the victim for several hours, which some of her neighbours heard.

One of the victim’s neighbours asked MacIsaac to leave the property.

Witnesses saw MacIsaac push the victim before he left.

MacIsaac later had contact with the victim despite an undertaking that included a no-contact condition.

He also failed to attend court twice.

Defence lawyer Alex Dalton told the court substance abuse was an underlying issue for MacIsaac, he had mental health concerns and he struggled with anger management.

Douglas gave MacIsaac credit of 25 days for time spent in custody after his arrest, leaving him 65 days on his sentence.

MacIsaac will be on probation for one year during which time he is banned from any contact with the victim unless his probation officer consents.

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