Norfolk man accused of causing miscarriage after kicking pregnant girlfriend in stomach

Akeem Askew

NORFOLK, Va. - A Norfolk man was arrested, accused of kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach and causing her to lose her unborn baby, according to court records.

Akeem Askew was charged with domestic aggravated assault and producing abortion or miscarriage.

Police were notified on March 28 of an alleged assault that happened on Villa Circle.

The victim was a 34-year-old woman.

Court records state Askew got into a fight with his girlfriend who was trying to break up with him.

They state he shoved her against a wall and she fell to the floor, then he is accused of kicking her in the stomach at least three times.

The victim started bleeding and went to the hospital. She had a miscarriage the next day, records indicate.

Records state the doctor at the hospital attributed the miscarriage to the assault she endured the day before.

The suspect knew the victim was pregnant because he went to all of her OB/GYN visits with her, records state.

Police say warrants were secured of Askew for two charges on March 29.

He was arrested on March 30.

Tuesday night News 3 went to his house and a person who identified themselves as a family friend said the accusations are false against Askew.