Details of How a Man Tricked a Watertown Woman Into Ending Her Pregnancy Revealed, Suspect Arraigned

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The man accused of giving a Watertown woman medicine that, unknown to her, would end her pregnancy, was arraigned in Court on Tuesday. More details of how he tricked his ex-girlfriend were revealed.

Robert Kawada, 43, of Brookline, was charged with poisoning, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a pregnant person and assault and battery on a household or family member. Also, he was held on $100,000 bail, ordered to stay away from the victim, and to wear a GPS device, according to WCVB Channel 5.

The woman met Kawada on a dating app in January, and they went on a few dates. Kawada broke up with the woman in March, and later she realized she was pregnant and informed him, according to NBC Boston 10.

The woman told police that she was told by Kawada that his mother was angered when he informed her about the pregnancy. He told the woman that the pregnancy was the reason for his mother’s death, according to the police report.

He told the woman that he experience with pregnancies because of his ex-wife’s pregnancy and also his father was an OB-GYN doctor, according to the police report.

Kawada allegedly gave the woman raspberry leaf cookies, which police said could cause a miscarriage. After eating them, she got stomach cramps and felt unwell, NBC 10 reported. He also allegedly gave the woman pills, which she believed were iron and vitamins, but she said he acted strangely.

“It’s alleged the defendant would also check the victim’s mouth by pulling on the victim’s cheek to ensure she had consumed the pills according to his directions,” said prosecutor Jacob McCrindle, according to WCVB. “Although the victim thought it was odd, she continued to trust the defendant based on his assurances and professed experiences with pregnancies.”

At another time, the woman received a call from a woman who said she was a nurse, who said that she should take iron, according to the police report, and then Kawada arrived and said he had iron pills.

When the woman tried to call the nurse back, she discovered the call came from an internet-based number, according to the police report.

Police found the medication given to the woman was misoprostol, a medication used to terminate pregnancies, according to the police report.

The woman had bad cramping and a bloody discharge, according to court documents. She reported the miscarriage on May 2. Watertown Police arrested Kawada on May 24.

Kawada’s defense attorney, Dmitry Lev, said, “We look forward to a full and complete investigation of the case and a fair jury trial as my client is entitled to under our Constitution,” according to NBC 10.

6 thoughts on “Details of How a Man Tricked a Watertown Woman Into Ending Her Pregnancy Revealed, Suspect Arraigned

  1. 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.

          • A fetus isn’t a person. That’s medical science, not opinion. As much as some want to deny climate change and the efficacy of vaccinations and the medical definition of when human life begins, that doesn’t change the facts. Whether people choose to pretend otherwise is up to them.

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