An Adelaide court heard on Wednesday that Theodore Christopoulos allegedly kicked his pregnant partner in the stomach while wearing steel cap boots with intent to kill her unborn baby, The Advertiser reports.
According to the newspaper, Mr Christopoulos was charged with administering poison on another person to procure miscarriage, aggravated causing harm with intent and two counts of aggravated assault.
The 48-year-old contests the allegations made against him.
Mr Christopoulos was granted home detention bail on Monday by Magistrate Paul Bennett.
Under the bail conditions, he will be living at a close family friend’s home in Lewiston and cannot make contact with the alleged victim or come within one kilometre of her home.
Mr Christopoulos will face the Adelaide Magistrates Court in May.
Under South Australian law, the charge relating to procuring a miscarriage can carry with it a term of life imprisonment if proven.
*UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022:
Theodore Christopoulos has had all charges against him dropped during a court date in May. Full article can be found here.
Source: The Advertiser.