Man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

Eric Dawson (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Eric Dawson (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A man is facing charges for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.

Eric Dawson, 20, is in the Hamilton County Justice Center charged with assault.

According to Hamilton County court records, Dawson was engaged in a physical altercation with his girlfriend and went to punch her leg, but struck her abdomen instead.

The woman was taken to the hospital and started suffering Braxton Hicks contractions that caused her to be placed on bed rest.

Dawson pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Thursday morning.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.