DA: Suffolk Grand Jury Indicts Flanders Father, Mohammed Proctor, 38, for Assaulting Pregnant Girlfriend
August 19, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – A Flanders man charged with assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, causing her to undergo an emergency delivery, will be arraigned on a grand jury indictment tomorrow, Thursday August 20, 2015, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Southampton Town police charged Mohammed Proctor, 38, with assault and criminal obstruction of breathing after the incident in his residence at 40A Woodland Trail.
Mohammed Proctor, 38, was charged with assault and criminal obstruction of breathing after the incident in his residence at 40A Woodland Trail. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
The mother, Tiffany Norris, approximately seven and one-half months pregnant, gave birth to a female infant who is receiving care at Stony Brook University Hospital. Acting State Supreme Court Justice Mark Cohen will unseal Proctor’s indictment Thursday.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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