Man sentenced to 35 years for termination of pregnancy, willful injury

Pleaded guilty to charges related to beating his pregnant girlfriend

A Davenport man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday in a Scott County court.  

Mark Dee Roberts, 24, pleaded guilty to charges related to beating his girlfriend, who was almost seven months pregnant at the time.

The incident took place at a Davenport convenience store Nov. 12.
The beating left the victim permanently injured and caused her to miscarry.

25 years of the sentence was for non-consensual termination of a pregnancy; 10 years for willful injury.

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