Lehigh Acres teen charged with beating up pregnant girlfriend
FOX 4 Staff
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County deputies arrested a 17-year-old Lehigh Acres boy charging him with aggravated battery on a pregnant victim and battery by strangulation.
Deputies responded to a 911 call Tuesday morning in the 4300 block of 9th Street Southwest about a fight. Deputies found the 19-year-old female victim and she said her boyfriend had choked her and hit her several times in the stomach. The victim is seven months pregnant and was taken to Gulf Coast Hospital.
Detectives interviewed the victim at the hospital and she said that she had been dating her attacker for 15 months and that he knew she was pregnant. She told detectives the fight started when her boyfriend came to her home looking for paperwork that he couldn't find.
During the fight the boyfriend told his girlfriend that she was going to die. Another teenager pulled the suspect off his victim and the two left in the attacker's vehicle. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday.
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