NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut judge has issued an unusual 50-year criminal protective order against a Bridgeport man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

The Connecticut Post reports  that Norwalk Superior Court Judge Bruce Hudock issued the order Thursday against 43-year-old Rolf Johnson and sentenced him to 30 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to assault and other crimes. The order bars Johnson from seeing or talking with his former girlfriend until he is 93.

Police say Johnson punched the woman in the face at her Norwalk home in September and threw a glass that shattered and severely injured her left wrist. Prosecutors say the woman has no feeling in her left hand.

Johnson’s public defender says protective orders that long are rare. Judges can issue such orders for up to 70 years.

Information from: Connecticut Post,

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