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Texas man sentenced to 15 years for assaulting pregnant girlfriend

Posted March 29

Jacob Pauda. Photo via Lubbock County Sheriff's Office

— A Lubbock, Texas man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, according to Lubbock NBC affiliate KCBD.

The Texas television station reported that 30-year-old Jacob Pauda's then-pregnant girlfriend called police in Feb. 2016 claiming Pauda assaulted her and threatened her with a knife. Responding officers reported seeing bruises and cuts on the woman's face.

A Lubbock County judge found Pauda guilty last week, according to KCBD.

Pauda sentenced to 15 years for assaulting pregnant girlfriend


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  • Susan Olvera Mar 29, 11:26 p.m.
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    Or, he should be held entirely responsible for his actions and the domestic violence victim should not be blamed. FYI: Four months before he was arrested for this incident he didn't have facial tattoos.

    Your stance on this is very disappointing. It's terrible, actually. What about a woman at a bar who's slipped a date rape drug and then raped? Is she to blame too?

    You know who is to blame in this situation? The man who assaulted his pregnant girlfriend and then threatened to kill her with a knife. You know why she may have ended up in a situation like this? Males in her life who blame the victims of domestic violence. Just like you illustrated. Because she deserves it, right?

  • Norman Lewis Mar 29, 4:32 p.m.
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    One other way to look at this is that she initiated a relationship with someone looking like that who clearly has given up lifelong gainful employment and let him get her pregnant! His fault for the assault but what was she thinking? She couldn't have thought this guy was a boy scout or a prince. Playing with fire will get you burned and this guy was at least a 3 alarm when they met. Is common sense dead in the female population? She should have taken one look and run away, fast. There is some shared responsibility for this tragedy.

  • Jim Thomas Mar 29, 2:15 p.m.
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    Besides the circus, where do you get a job looking like that?

  • Scott Phelps Mar 29, 2:12 p.m.
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    I'm willing to bet this excuse of a human definitely meets the criteria for a deranged psychopath...

  • David Lewis Mar 29, 11:58 a.m.
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    The most shocking part of this story is that that thing had a girlfriend.

  • Lance Cotten Mar 29, 9:09 a.m.
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    this is so sick!

  • Todd Schray Mar 29, 8:56 a.m.
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    nice ink... ugh

  • Maureen Mercer Mar 29, 7:13 a.m.
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    She should have his parental rights taken away. He should be in prison long enough that she would not be able to collect child support until the child is in high school anyway.