Gamer Charged After Allegedly Assaulting Woman In Front Of Children During Livestream
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The mother of a young woman allegedly assaulted by her partner during a livestream on a gaming site has thanked the viewers who reported the incident to police.
Luke Munday was arrested at a home in Oran Park, in Sydney's south-west, on Sunday night after police were made aware of a video capturing the alleged domestic violence incident.
The 26-year-old streamer, who goes by the name 'MrDeadMoth', can be heard arguing with a woman who asked him to stop playing Fortnite, before he moved off camera and allegedly began attacking her.
While the alleged assault is not visible on camera, the woman's screams -- and those of children -- can be heard in the video.
It has been viewed over two million times since it was uploaded to social media on Monday.
Horrified online viewers managed to hack Munday to obtain his details before handing them over to police.
“That’s a natural thing for people to do,” the alleged victim’s mother, who wished to remain unnamed, told 10 News First.
“They’re a part of our community and they’re standing up for woman and children’s right and I have a lot of gratitude for these people.”
The woman was not seriously injured but told police she was "distressed and shaken" by the incident.
Police also confirmed two young girls, aged three and 20 months, were at the home at the time.
On Monday, the young woman’s mother said her daughter was much more calm and relaxed, because “she knows that he’s being dealt with by the police, by the law and by the system”.
She said she was glad the video had brought attention to her daughter’s situation.
“It’s the final thing to stop him, to stop him from what he’s doing,” she said.
“As far as I’m concerned he should not be around children, he should not have access to children and he should not be around a woman.”
Munday was charged with common assault and granted conditional bail to appear in Camden Local Court on Thursday.
An apprehended violence order has been served and an AVO has been taken out against him.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, dial 000. If you need help and advice, call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732, or Lifeline on 13 11 14. A range of domestic and family violence resources based around the country can be found here.
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