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.