A refugee accused of raping his wife at their Canberra home before threatening to derail her family's visa application for entry into Australia has been denied bail.
The 28-year-old man, who cannot be named, was denied bail in the ACT Magistrates Court by Magistrate Bernadette Boss, who said there was a likelihood he would reoffend if released.
The man is accused of a series of sexual assaults against his wife in October. He married his wife overseas and she is on a partner visa.
Court documents show the man allegedly climbed on top of her as she slept and forced himself on her as she cried and tried to push him away.
Later that afternoon, he is accused of walking back into the bedroom and saying "you're a bitch, you are not my wife" and "you are an animal".
He left the room saying "It's not the end of your life; do not come out of the room".
Police allege he then threatened to withdraw his support for her family's visa application to enter Australia.
He is accused of raping her again, asking "why are you crying?", before calling her father and telling him he was leaving his daughter.
The man is accused of raping her again the next morning, slapping her, dragging her by the hair, kicking her, and stomping on her back.
She left the home, despite him refusing to give her keys to the apartment, her bank card, and her passport, police allege in court documents.
The man allegedly told her "I don't do that because you are my wife, I do it because you are a bitch".
She went to police on October 21, and the husband left to go to Perth.
Dr Boss said the man's travel to Perth showed a clear intention to avoid being prosecuted.
Upon refusing bail, she said he had access to enough money to again fly to Perth, where he had several contacts, or potentially overseas.
She said there was also a likelihood he might also interfere with evidence.
The man's lawyer tendered several character references but all were from people living in Perth, leading Dr Boss to state he had no immediate support in Canberra.
Dr Boss said the investigation into the sexual assaults was ongoing and the man faced "serious charges".
Court documents show the defendant is currently stateless and is on a permanent resident (refugee) visa.
He will appear before court on January 20.