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Camden man accused of beating, trying to strangle woman

By Stephen Betts | Jul 01, 2019
Photo by: Knox County Jail Christian Fisk

Rockland — A Camden man made his initial court appearance Monday, July 1, on charges that he repeatedly assaulted and tried to strangle a woman.

Christian G. Fisk, 21, was arrested Saturday night and charged with Class B aggravated assault and Class D domestic violence terrorizing for the incident June 29 in Camden.

He made his initial appearance at Knox County Court, where bail was set at $500 cash. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald had asked for $2,500 cash bail, citing the severity of the allegations in the police report.

Defense attorney for the day Marina Sideris argued that Fisk had no criminal record and had a full-time job. She said if bail were set high, he would be unable to raise the money and would lose his job and housing.

The affidavit filed in Knox County Court by Detective Sgt. Curt Andrick of the Camden Police Department stated that a woman came to the police station June 29 to report that her live-in boyfriend had assaulted her. The officer saw large bruises on both sides of her face, as well as on her arms. In addition, there were scratch marks on the woman's neck and she said that he had tried to strangle her on multiple occasions, according to the affidavit.

The woman said she also had bruises on her legs from where Fisk would strike his head against her.

She said Fisk had purchased her a makeup kit to cover up her injuries.

The woman said Fisk warned her that if she left him, he would kill her and her family.

According to the affidavit, Fisk admitted striking the woman, but said he would only "backhand"  her after she would hit him.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Joe Ryan | Jul 02, 2019 07:04

We cannot have another generation of little boys who think this is okay. Perhaps losing his job and housing would be a lesson needed for him and other boys who think "only a backhand" is alright.

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 01, 2019 17:54

this is a sick relationship. This man should be locked up and the woman should have time to relocate and get her life back.

Posted by: Susan Harriman | Jul 01, 2019 14:57

only 500 cash bail.  and after he goes back and does it again or worse, as its an ongoing thing-


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