A judge has agreed to drop charges against a Storm Lake, Iowa, man suspected in a scheme to end his former girlfriend's pregnancy.
In a motion made just before Yiorlan Tome-Rojas' June 5th trial was slated to begin, assistant Buena Vista County attorney Liz LaPole asked a judge to dismiss charges of "conspiracy to commit non-consensual termination", and "assault." In the motion, LaPole said there wasn't enough evidence to convict Tome-Rojas.
Ultimately, LaPole said prosecutors didn't want to "revictimize" Tome-Rojas's former girlfriend in a public trial.
When Tome-Rojas was arrested in January, Storm Lake Police said Tome-Rojas gave his then-girlfriend a medication that terminated her pregnancy. Police accused Tome-Rojas of using his computer to buy drugs that could cause a miscarriage. Police searched his apartment and found medications. But, they also searched his computer. Investigators say they found "chat logs" related to Rojas' search for the drugs.
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