A dating app profile appearing to belong to a man who pleaded guilty to slapping his pregnant girlfriend while accidentally live-streaming the attack has used pictures from his court appearances for the social media page.
Luke James Munday, 27, was filmed assaulting his partner Grace Campbell while live-streaming a Fortnite game at their Oran Park home, in Sydney’s south-west, in December 2018.
Now a dating app profile on Hinge appearing to belong to the network engineer is using a picture of himself taken during his court appearance in September.
Two of the images on the profile appear to feature him wearing the dark blue jacket, checked shirt and dark tie he wore to Picton Local Court.
Luke James Munday , 27, was filmed assaulting his partner Grace Campbell in December 2018 – and a profile appearing to belong to him is using a photo from his court appearance (pictured)
Munday fronted Picton Local Court in September 2018 and avoided jail after admitting to the assault on his pregnant partner
The images were circulated in media articles and broadcasts at the time.
The profile appears to have also used images of Munday with his children, eating breakfast and attending music festivals.
Hinge requires users to answer three prompts to fill out their profiles so potential matches can gauge more about a person.
The account holder wrote he is looking for ‘someone who is motivated, driven and dedicated to succeeding in your interests and life’.
The person is also eager to hear about potential matches’ biggest interests as ‘learning new things is amazing’.
The account holder also has included personal information such as he is open to children, sometimes drinks but doesn’t smoke or do drugs.
The profile also states: ‘A random fact I love: Chlorine is actually odorless. Indoor pools have a distinct smell due to Trichloramine, a by product from urine and chlorine.’
Munday, who goes by Mr Dead Moth online, was sentenced to a 14-month good behaviour bond in November 2019 after being convicted of domestic violence-related common assault.
While the assault was not captured on video, numerous witnesses, who were watching via video streaming site Twitch, heard a loud slapping noise and reported it to police
His lawyer Steven Mercael told Picton Local Court at the time the assault was ‘just a slap’.
‘He’s a loving caring person with no history of domestic violence,’ Mr Mercael said.
‘On this day he just slapped his partner.’
He withdrew his remarks after being rebuked by magistrate Mark Douglass.
‘I would not in any way accept the submission this was just a slap in the face, the court rejects that submission,’ Mr Douglass said.
Munday had assaulted his girlfriend Grace Campbell (pictured left with Munday) after she asked him to come to dinner while he was playing the video game Fortnite
Footage showed Ms Campbell asking him to come to dinner with their family, and after Munday repeatedly refused, she became frustrated and threw several objects at him.
In response he stood up, slapped her on the left side of her face and pulled her to the ground.
While the assault was not captured on video, numerous witnesses, who were watching via video streaming site Twitch, heard a loud slapping noise and reported it to police.
Mr Douglass said he considered sending Munday to jail and that his offence was just below the mid-range of offending.
The account holder wrote on the dating profile he is looking for ‘someone who is motivated, driven and dedicated to succeeding in your interests and life’. Pictured outside court in December 2018
Mr Mercael told the court that Munday was minding his own business when he was provoked.
He said that the police had been called to the home on 20 to 30 occasions, that he was the victim of domestic violence and had previously suffered scratches and a busted lip.
The court heard that Munday had on several occasions lost his job due to widespread media coverage, had wept after the incident was publicised on gaming websites and he was abused via social media.
Mr Douglass warned Munday, who was in 2011 convicted of common assault, that the offence carried a maximum jail term of two years.
‘I suggest things being thrown is unacceptable but the response was inappropriate, unlawful and violent,’ Mr Douglass said.
‘The submissions made on your behalf, if they had not been made, I would have viewed the threshold may have been reached and perhaps considered some form of custodial sentence.’