A New York man was arrested after giving his pregnant girlfriend an abortion pill in secret, causing her to have a miscarriage.
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Rensselaer County resident Dia Beshara, of Schaghticoke, was arrested Monday, July 3, after an investigation that spanned more than a year, according to the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman told deputies that Beshara gave her the drug Mifepristone without her knowledge while she was pregnant.
“On July 3, 2023, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dia A. Beshara, a 39-year-old resident of Schaghticoke,” said the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook. “Beshara was charged with Assault in the Second Degree at the conclusion of a 15-month investigation. The investigation began when the female victim reported that, while she was pregnant, Beshara gave her a drug, Mifepristone, without her knowledge, causing a miscarriage. Beshara was arraigned in Schaghticoke Town Court where he was released on his own recognizance with an order of protection in place.”
Mifepristone works by blocking a hormone needed for a pregnancy to continue and is used by medical professionals to end pregnancies up to 10 weeks, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Beshara is facing one count of assault. He was arraigned in Schaghticoke Town Court and was released on his own recognizance.
A judge also issued an order of protection on behalf of the alleged victim.
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