Suspect in Allentown stabbing of pregnant teen was insistent she get an abortion, court papers say

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Suspect in Allentown stabbing of pregnant teen was insistent she get an abortion, court papers say


The 17-year-old who police say nearly stabbed to death a pregnant teenager was the father of the unborn child and was insistent the girl get an abortion or “he would make her get one,” according to court documents.

Court records filed for the attempted homicide arrest of Gabriel Alexandro Ramos of the 200 block of East Court Street in Allentown provide more details about the violent crime.

Ramos, who is being charged as an adult in the case, was arraigned Saturday before District Judge Tom Creighton on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and aggravated assault of an unborn child. He remains in Lehigh County Jail under $1 million bail.

At 11:41 p.m. Thursday, Allentown police responded to the 100 block of East Hamilton Street for a welfare check on a girl laying on the ground. Police found the girl, identified as “AR” in court records, bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds, including a slash across her throat. Police did not release the girl’s exact age, but said she was a teenager.

AR was stabilized by city medics and nodded to investigators when they asked if the knew the person who had caused her injuries. Unable to speak because of the wound to her throat, the teenager wrote down the name “Gabe Ramos” as the person who had attacked her.

The teen was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital and listed in critical condition as she underwent emergency surgery.

On Friday, police spoke with the teen’s stepfather, who informed police that the girl was pregnant but he didn’t know the father. He said he was told the father told the teen to get an abortion and if she refused, the father said “he would make her get one.”

Court documents did not say how far along the girl was in her pregnancy or whether the fetus was injured in the stabbing.

Sarah M. Wojcik is a reporter covering breaking news, public safety and Northampton County courts. She joined The Morning Call in 2015 after working for more than six years at the Express-Times and, covering beats ranging from municipal to breaking news. She holds a communications media degree from Lock Haven University.

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