A Pottstown man will serve the next nine-to-23 months in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting his pregnant girlfriend because dinner was not ready on time.
According to a report in the Pottstown Mercury, Richard B. Gibson, 41, entered a guilty plea on charges of terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person stemming from a March 2012 incident at his girlfriend's home. The report states that Gibson became angry when he arrived at the home and discovered that dinner was not ready, which lead him to punch the pregnant woman in the stomach.
The victim, who was tending to the couple's seven-month-old daughter at the time, reportedly doubled-over in pain after being struck, and nearly fell on top of the nearby toddler. She was later taken to the hospital for evaluation.
In addition to the county prison sentence, Gibson – who was previously convicted of dog fighting in 2010 – will serve two years of probation, and he has been ordered to have "no offensive contact" with the victim, the Mercury reports.
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