Man admits to attacking date for turning out to be transgender

A man has been handed a suspended sentence for slightly injuring his date after he discovered that she was in the process of transitioning from the male gender

The man was charged with slightly injuring the woman and causing damage estimated at over €2,500 to the house
The man was charged with slightly injuring the woman and causing damage estimated at over €2,500 to the house

A man from Floriana has been handed a suspended sentence for slightly injuring his date after he discovered that she was in the process of transitioning from the male gender.

The 35-year-old, who cannot be identified by order of the court, is understood to have been invited to the woman's Marsaskala home and had consumed wine with her. 

He had reacted violently to finding out that his date had not informed him of this, after the encounter had taken an intimate turn. 

The man was charged with slightly injuring the woman and causing damage estimated at over €2,500 to the house.

He was also charged with insulting and threatening police officers, dispatched to intervene in the disturbance, with glass and a wooden rod. Other charges of breaching the peace and swearing in public were also made against the accused.

The man pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years.

Magistrate Antonio Vella presided.

Lawyer Joe Giglio was defence counsel. Legal procurator Peter Paul Zammit appeared on behalf of the victim.

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