Bail denied in domestic violence case
Jul 5, 2012 / 9:28 am
A man who allegedly bit off his partner's labia and then beat her was in a Penticton court room, Wednesday.
Brian Douglas Louie, a 33-year-old Oliver resident, is charged with five criminal code counts steaming from a domestic violence incident back in May at a residence on the Osoyoos Indian Band reserve.
The mother of Louie’s seven-month-old baby girl, told police that she was beaten, kicked, bitten, punched and dragged by the hair during the incident which followed a night of partying. Her injuries required reconstructive surgery at Penticton Regional Hospital.
Crown Counsel John Swanson explained to the court that part of the victim's labia had been bitten off during a sexual act prior to the beating. The victim was bleeding profusely and surgical intervention had to be performed.
The victim was taken by police to the South Okanagan General Hospital, where she was told by a doctor that an artery had been severed and she would require further medical treatment in Penticton.
The crown was seeking a custody order for Louie while defence lawyer Jim Pennington said he was instructed to seek bail, so that Louie could receive counseling for his alcohol abuse and anger management problems.
Louie was remanded until July 11 at which time a trial date will be set.
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