Man accused of assaulting a pregnant woman

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Wrapped in the womb of its mother, an unborn child was subjected to abuse by its father.

Guam–Police said Lusters Nangauo, also known as Yustus Lika, assaulted the unborn child’s mother, punching her in the face during an intoxicated fit of rage.

The pregnant woman told police that while she has been fearful of Lika, this was the first time he physically assaulted her.

Corroborating the woman’s claims, Lika’s father told police that he attempted to intervene and pacify his son. But Lika went on to strike the woman several times in the face and stomach, yelling, “I’ll kill that baby.”

Title 9 chapter 17 of the Guam Code Annotated the unborn victims of violence act makes it punishable by law to harm a woman who is pregnant.

The law states, “For the woman who desires to carry and care for her unborn child to term, the protection and safety of the living being in her womb is something she should not have to worry about.”

To this statement, former President George W. Bush once expressed, “Any time an expectant mother is a victim of violence, two lives are in the balance, each deserving protection, and each deserving justice.” Further stating that, “she should also be assured that any harm to her unborn child caused from unwarranted and unexpected harm directed at her will result in additional criminal sanctions against the responsible person.” Based on the investigation Lika was charged with family violence and assault of an unborn child both as misdemeanors. He was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.