Police: NY man punched pregnant wife in stomach, stopped her from calling 911

FRANKLIN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a man is accused of punching his pregnant wife in the stomach in front of their two other children.

Authorities say on June 21 around 7 p.m. NYSP arrested 29-year-old Terence Ito of Walton after responding to a dispute on Palmer Hill Road in the Town of Franklin.

Throughout the investigation police learned that during an argument Ito struck his pregnant wife in the stomach while in front of their two young children. They say he also interfered when she attempted to call the police for help.

Ito was arraigned in court and was released without bail being required. An order of protection was placed against Ito.

He’s being charged with misdemeanors of reckless endangerment, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief in the fourth and the violation of harassment.

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