‘Get an abortion:’ Man kicked pregnant woman in stomach, APD says
A man has been arrested in a brutal domestic-violence assault in Anchorage last week, after he allegedly beat a pregnant woman then ordered her to lie to police about his presence.
Dylan O. Atchak, 22, is charged with second-degree and third-degree assault in the June 6 case, according to court records, as well as one count of burglary.
A criminal complaint against Atchak says police responded to a home at about 11:15 a.m. where he had broken down the door and entered the victim’s apartment, with her children home at the time. The woman – who told police Atchak had badly beaten her a year ago as well – called 911, then hid her phone.
“After Atchak entered the residence, she tried to call police again,” prosecutors wrote. “Atchak grabbed the phone out of her hand and broke it.”
Atchak, who was allegedly angry because the victim had reported him to police, slapped her face several times.
“He kicked [the victim] in the stomach several times,” prosecutors wrote. “[She] recalls Atchak telling her to ‘get an abortion’ because he knew she was pregnant.”
After the assault, the woman said, Atchak sat her on a couch in the home.
“When police arrived, he told her to tell him he was gone,” prosecutors wrote. “[She] told police Atchak was gone, but whispered that he was still there. Atchak initially refused to come down and told officers to shoot him.”
Atchak eventually surrendered to police, who arrested him and took him to the Anchorage Jail.
APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad had no further details available Wednesday on the victim’s condition, or whether she had lost the child as a result of the assault.
At a Wednesday arraignment, prosecutors dismissed four other counts in the case. Atchak entered a not-guilty plea, and his bail was set at $2,500 with monitoring by the state’s Pretrial Enforcement Division; he was still listed in custody Wednesday afternoon by a statewide inmate database.
LJ Johnson contributed information to this story.
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