SUDBURY -- A spouse already under orders to stay away from his estranged partner is facing assault charges, police in Blind River say.

Members of the East Algoma detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at a local motel.

"Investigation determined the 36-year-old victim was assaulted by her spouse," police said in a news release. "A query of spouse revealed there was conditions not to have any communication or be within 50 metres of the victim."

As a result of the investigation, a 48-year-old from Elliot Lake, is charged with assault causing bodily harm and two counts of failing to abide by a release order.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail Court in Blind River on June 27 and was remanded into custody.

The OPP no longer releases the gender of people they charge with offences.