Man pleads guilty to tricking pregnant girlfriend

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Associated Press

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 9 at 11:33 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to tricking his pregnant ex-girlfriend into taking a pill he believed would cause her to have a miscarriage.

A judge on Monday scheduled John Welden for sentencing on Dec. 5 on charges of tampering with a consumer product and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and three years of supervised release.

Remee Jo Lee and her attorney — along with federal prosecutors — say Welden forged a signature on a prescription for Cytotec and relabeled a pill bottle as "amoxicillin." Cytotec is used to induce labor.

Welden allegedly forged the signature of his father, who is a doctor. Welden's father has not been accused of wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime.

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