Police: Man beats girlfriend after she refuses to have abortion
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is behind bars for attacking his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to get an abortion.
The incident happened on August 21, the victim told authorities.
Police documents revealed the pair were sitting in a car when 24-year-old Juan Lee told the woman she needed to get rid of her baby.
The woman responded by saying whether or not she got an abortion was up to her and got out of the car.
That’s when Lee allegedly began hitting her with his fist and began choking her.
The victim frantically tried to get out of the car, but Lee pulled her back in.
He then parked the car, pulled the victim out and reportedly began kicking her in the head creating a large gash to her head.
Lee was arrested for the crime on Monday and charged with aggravated assault.