A Memphis man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend. Police say that the man requested that his girlfriend have an abortion, and when she refused, he took the law into his own hands.
Police allege that the couple were sitting in a car when 24-year-old Juan Lee told the woman she needed to abort their child.
The woman refused to agree to an abortion and got out of the car.
That’s when police say that Juan began hitting her with his fist and began choking her. When the victim tried to escape, Juan allegedly pulled her back int the car and continued to beat her.
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.
Police did not say whether Juan was hitting his girlfriend in the stomach, or in any way that could have compromised the pregnancy.