According to Elite Daily, Tony Ledbetter, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, faces multiple counts of aggravated assault following the incident earlier today.
It is reported that the accused allegedly went to his former lover’s home at around 5 pm. An argument ensued, and things escalated when the victim began screaming.
Ledbetter is accused of using his forearm to pin the victim’s neck before stuffing a blanket in her mouth to silence her, reports Keloland.
Then, he grabbed a pair of scissors and cut off her nipples.
“He ended up punching her in the face. Slamming her in the ground. The really disturbing part is he went and grabbed some scissors and sat on top of her and used those scissors to cut off her nipples.”
Somehow, she managed to free herself and get away from Ledbetter.
Emergency services arrived after Ledbetter dialed 911. The victim was taken to hospital, and details of her condition are not known at this stage.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the victim. Part of the description reads: “After a tenuous break-up, she and the abuser were discussing how to best get along when he punched her, slammed her head on the ground and tried to get her to stop screaming by putting pressure on her throat with his forearm and stuffing a blanket in her mouth.”
The money will go toward reconstructive surgery and child care provisions.
Elite Daily reports that the woman escaped and was rushed to the emergency room. Tests revealed that the unborn child was safe.