A 22-year-old Aldinga Beach man who allegedly broke into a woman’s home and punched and bit her face in front of her children has applied for bail.

Key points:

  • Jesse Michael Normandale, 22, has been charged with trespassing and aggravated assault
  • The court heard the victim’s children witnessed the alleged attack and were “terrified”
  • The magistrate will decide tomorrow if Mr Normandale will be granted bail

The court heard the man, Jesse Michael Normandale, entered the Lovelock Street house through an unlocked front door and then walked through the dining area on Saturday night.

He has been charged with trespassing and aggravated assault. 

Mr Normandale is yet to enter a plea to the charges.

Prosecutors told the court the mother-of-three approached the intruder, who asked if she had a bong.

He alleged Mr Normandale then attacked her.

The court heard the man allegedly punched the woman multiple times in the face and bit her on the cheek and arm.

Prosecutors told the court the children, aged five, eight and 14, witnessed the attack and were “terrified”.

Lawyers for Mr Normandale said he woke up to the woman holding pliers over his head and was in a “survivor state”.

They said he could not recall the incidents from the day before but had been drinking.

The magistrate will decide if he will be granted home detention bail tomorrow.