The Bakersfield Police Department in California has arrested a 23-year-old man who officials said forced his pregnant girlfriend to ingest numerous unknown pills in an effort to force a miscarriage.
According to BPD, on Wednesday around 1:00 a.m. officers received a report of suspicious circumstances.
The person who called police claimed a pregnant family member, the victim, had been held at gunpoint and forced by the victim's boyfriend to ingest numerous unknown-type pills to try to force a miscarriage.
Officers responded to a local hospital where the victim was and confirmed the story with the victim.
BPD said the victim did have a miscarriage as a result of the incident.
Police identified the suspect as Jagmeet Sandhu, 23, and executed search warrants at locations associated with Sandhu and found evidence that corroborated the reported offenses.
Sandhu was taken into custody without incident near 17th Street and Truxtun Avenue.
He was later booked into the Kern County Jail for several criminal charges including murder, domestic assault, and false imprisonment. The investigation is ongoing.
This article was written by Jessica Harrington for KERO .