A WOMAN who pushed a man away after he told her she'd given him a rash after kissing him 12 months ago has been convicted of common assault and fined $750.
Colleen Kay Fisk, 40, of Griffin Street, Mitchell, did not appear before Bathurst Local Court to answer the charge and Magistrate Catherine Follent found Fisk guilty in her absence.
Reading the facts, Ms Follent said the assault appeared reckless rather then intentional, and said there had been no convictions against the accused since 2012.
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Police facts handed to the court told how the victim in the matter went to Fisk's house at 1.30pm on November 21 to talk about a rash on his chest.
He believed he had caught something from Fisk one year ago when they kissed, according to the police facts.
He pulled up his shirt and showed Fisk the rash and told her he thought she gave it to him, but she told him she didn't know what he was talking about and she didn't give him anything, according to the police facts.
She opened her front door, pushed the victim and told him to "[expletive] off".
According to the police facts, the victim fell to the ground and hit his head on the cement.
He returned to his house and contacted police.
The court heard police noticed on their COPS system that both parties had had ongoing personal violence issues for the past few years.
They had both been advised by police to attend Bathurst Police Station and apply for personal violence orders, but neither of them had done so.
The court heard the maximum penalty for the offence is two years' imprisonment.
Magistrate Follent convicted Fisk and fined her $750 as a matter of general deterrence.