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5 Arrested for Beating Girl to Abort

Four Dallas adults are under arrest for gruesomely beating a 14-year-old girl to force an abortion after they found out that she was pregnant by a relative. A fifth—Robert Joseph Cayald, accused of raping the girl—has also been arrested. The assault, which allegedly occurred in the early months of 2013, was carried out by adults related to the teen. They gave her multiple doses of birth-control pills and Plan B medication, as well as cinnamon tablets—believed by some to be a natural abortifacient. At least one of the suspects then straddled the teen and jumped on her belly. Police reports say they then beat the girl until she miscarried, at which point they burned the fetus in a charcoal grill and paid someone $25 to dispose of it.