(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Handcuffs. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A Fitchburg man is facing aggravated assault and battery charges for allegedly beating his 15-year-old girlfriend while the couple attended at a doctor's appointment.

The Sentinel and Enterprise reports that Andrew Sanchez, 28, accompanied his girlfriend, who is seven months' pregnant, to an appointment at Community Health Connections. According to court documents, she asked Sanchez to leave the room because he began to verbally abuse her, calling her fat, ugly and lazy. Two medical assistants say they then saw Sanchez smack his girlfriend across the face.

Sanchez was released and ordered to stay away from and have no contact with his girlfriend or her Fitchburg middle school.


Sanchez will return to court on June 30.

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