Crawley man who subjected former partner to ‘violent abuse’ jailed for more than two years

A Crawley man who violently abused his former partner has been locked up for more than two years.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:54 pm

Palito Arteaga-Aponte, 46, of Woolborough Road, Crawley, was sentenced to 25 months in prison at Lewes Crown Court on April 13 after he was convicted of seven offences between June 2020 and January 2021, said police. He subjected his former partner to ‘violent abuse’.

A spokesman added: “He was found guilty of five counts of assault by beating and one count of grievous bodily harm without intent. He pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage committed on 2 January 2021.

“Arteaga-Aponte was also given a Restraining Order to last until further notice, prohibiting him from any contact with the victim.”

Palito Arteaga-Aponte
Palito Arteaga-Aponte

DC Jedrzejewska of Crawley CID said: “Arteaga-Aponte’s abusive behaviour has had a huge impact on the victim but through her courage we were able to get the evidence we needed to enable us to arrest him and secure a prosecution.

“We supported her through the investigation and the court case, and are pleased justice has been done. The victim now has a measure of protection and reassurance, and is building a new life.”

For information on contacting the police regarding domestic abuse to talk in confidence and to secure access to further specialist advice and support, see the Sussex Police website.