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Pottstown Man Sentenced for Assaulting Pregnant Girlfriend

Richard B. Gibson, 41, of Pottstown, will serve to nine-to-23 months in prison for punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach because dinner wasn't ready.

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.

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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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Mike January 04, 2013 at 07:05 AM
A better punishment would be castration and amputation!
Lori McKeown January 04, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Hopefully she is smart enough to not take him back
John Q. Public January 04, 2013 at 09:03 PM
"ordered to have "no offensive contact" with the victim"? He needs a court order not to have 'offensive contact,' as if that's ever allowed?
Richard H is smarter then Mini Minster January 07, 2013 at 05:47 AM
Before we rush to judgement on this case, I heard from a lawyer that this was the 3rd time she didn't have dinner ready and she didn't iron his shirts well. And to top it off she forgot to buy sugar for his coffee. I don't know about you but I think she should join him in county to pay for her "crimes"
Joyce Mort January 23, 2013 at 01:40 AM
This is the same man that 3 years prior was convicted for operating a dog fighting establishment out of his house!! Go figure:/

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