BRIDGEPORT — Police said a local man beat, choked and repeatedly sexually assaulted his wife in front of their children and then told officers he felt he could do what he wants to her because she isn’t a citizen.

Julio Guery, 25, of Maplewood Avenue, was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a child and one count each of second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault.

“These are very disturbing facts,” Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Dunn said during Guery’s arraignment Monday afternoon. He urged Superior Court Judge Kevin Doyle to set a high bond.

“I agreed these are disturbing allegations and the court is very concerned with the complainant’s safety,” the judge said. He ordered Guery held in lieu of $750,000 bond and continued the case to Oct. 6.

On Sunday evening, police said, officers were called to the couple’s home for a dispute. When they got there, they found the victim, who had bruises on her face and neck, crying as she was comforted by her two children. The woman was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Police said the woman told them she and Guery had returned home from a party when Guery allegedly accused her of cheating on him. He is accused of punching and slapping her, and then grabbed her around the neck and choked her until she passed out, police said.

When the woman came to, Guery allegedly forced her to get on her knees and beg him for forgiveness as he stabbed a knife in the wall over her head, police continued. When the women’s son tried to call police, they said Guery allegedly grabbed the phone from the boy’s hand and ordered him to his room.

Police said Guery then allegedly sexually assaulted the woman repeatedly.

While the woman was at the hospital, police said she received text messages allegedly from Guery, threatening her not to tell what he had done.

While being booked on the charges, police said Guery allegedly blurted to officers, “I only married her for a green card.”