Brookline Man Arrested for Misleading Woman into Taking Medication to End Pregnancy

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The Watertown Police and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office provided the following announcement:

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Watertown Chief of Police Justin Hanrahan have confirmed that Robert Kawada, 43, of Brookline has been charged with poisoning, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on pregnant person and assault and battery on a household or family member in connection with misleading a woman, who was known to him, into taking medication to end her pregnancy.

The preliminary investigation suggests that Kawada and the victim were in a dating relationship and that the victim became pregnant. Kawada is alleged to have secretly given the victim medication under the guise that he was giving her iron pills and vitamins. That medication was actually intended to end the pregnancy. After the victim had been given the pills, one of which is believed to be Misoprostol, the victim suffered a miscarriage.

Kawada was arrested by Watertown Police on Friday he will be arraigned in Waltham District Court on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Watertown Police.

2 thoughts on “Brookline Man Arrested for Misleading Woman into Taking Medication to End Pregnancy

    • Only a person can be murdered. A fetus isn’t a person. This isn’t a platform for anti-choice hyperbole. It’s a serious case and this guy should be tried and, if found guilty, punished.

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