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Carlisle man admits controlling behaviour charge

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] CARLISLE man will be sentenced next month after he admitted using controlling behaviour towards a woman.

Aaron Lee Wildey, 35, entered guilty pleas to three offences when he appeared at the city’s crown court.

Wildey admitted controlling or coercive behaviour towards the woman, and one charge of assault by beating.

He also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of disclosing a private sexual photograph of a female.

Wildey’s case was adjourned by Judge Peter Hughes QC, who asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the probation service. The court heard that an impact statement would be sought from the victim of the defendant’s controlling behaviour.

Wildey, of Furze Court, Carlisle, was said to have already spent around six months in custody on remand – the equivalent of a 12-month prison sentence.

He is due to receive his punishment at the crown court on May 25.

In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Judge Hughes.

Wildey had previously pleaded not guilty to an allegation of rape. A prosecutor told the court that no trial was being sought in respect of that charge, which will not be pursued.

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