Schaghticoke man accused of causing pregnant woman to have a miscarriage

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A man is facing assault charges, accused of causing a miscarriage without the victim’s knowledge.

Dia Beshara, 39, of Schaghticoke was arrested, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s office said.

Beshara is accused of giving a pregnant victim mifepristone without her knowledge, causing a miscarriage.

He was charged with second-degree assault, arraigned in Schaghticoke and released on his own recognizance.

The victim now has a restraining order against Beshara, police said.