Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A man accused of forcing his three-month-pregnant girlfriend to miscarry by putting three abortion pills in her vagina without her knowledge has been arrested by the police.
Giuliano Augusto Trondoli Cunha put three abortion pills in his then girlfriend’s vagina as he performed oral sex on the pregnant woman on the night of 14th November.
The following morning, 32-year-old Tamires Silva da Cruz woke up with cramps and bleeding. Upon using the bathroom, she noticed the remnants of two pills inside her genitals.
She questioned her partner, who said he put the pills inside her, claiming they were “female Viagra”.
Cruz insisted on going to the hospital, despite Cunha urging her to stay at home and take medication for tummy cramps instead. At the hospital, Cruz miscarried.
The doctor who attended Cruz called the police and Cunha was arrested at the hospital. He confessed to the crime at the police station.
Cruz revealed that she had been in an open relationship with Cunha since January and that they learned she was pregnant on 14th September.
She told local media: “He came to my house on the same day, he spent three days talking about abortion, looking for a clinic, and about putting the child up for adoption.
“He talked about all of this, but from 18th September, he apologised and said he was just nervous at the beginning.”
Cruz wanted to have the child and was prepared to raise the child on her own if necessary. However, she said Cunha quickly became “a great guy”.
She said: “He did everything, he cooked, he took care of all the appointments, he went with me to all the tests, he even asked if he could choose the child’s name. Until 15th November, when he killed my child.”
Cunha confessed that he was troubled that Cruz wanted to keep the baby so he bought the abortion pills on the internet.
The crime for inducing an abortion without the pregnant woman’s consent carries a three- to a 10-year prison sentence in Brazil. However, Cunha was reportedly released on bail after paying BRL 10,000 (GBP 1,439).
He has been forbidden by the police from approaching Cruz or her acquaintances.
He currently awaits trial.
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