Man accused of punching a pregnant woman gets no prison time

Two days in jail and two years of probation.

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 1:53 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man accused of punching a pregnant woman in the stomach is pleading guilty to domestic abuse.

John Michael Espinosa, 34 of Mason City, entered a guilty plea to domestic abuse assault-2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and was sentenced to two days in jail and two years of probation. Espinosa will also have to attend the Iowa Domestic Abuse Program.

Authorities say Espinosa on November 2, 2017, approached a woman and began to argue with her before physically attacking her. Police say the woman was 31 weeks pregnant at the time.

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