A man forced his girlfriend to miscarry by inserting three abortion pills into her vagina while they were having sex.
Tamires Silva da Cruz, 32, woke up on November 15 with cramps and bleeding in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
She then discovered the pills, but friend Giuliano Augusto Trondoli Cunha told her it was “female viagra”.
Cunha urged Tamires to stay at home and take medication for stomach cramps, but she later miscarried in the hospital.
The doctor who visited Tamires called the police and Cunha was arrested in hospital.
He confessed to the crime at the police station.
Tamires said she had had an open relationship with Cunha since January and they learned on September 14 that she was pregnant.
She told local media: “He came to my house the same day, talked about abortion for three days, looked for a clinic, and about putting the child up for adoption.
“He was talking all about it, but as of September 18, he apologized and said he was just nervous at first.”
Tamires wanted to have the child and was willing to raise it alone if necessary.
However, she said that Cunha quickly became “a great guy”.
Tamires explained: “He did everything, he cooked, he took care of all the appointments, he went with me to all the tests, he even asked if he could choose the name of the child. Until November 15th, when he killed my child. “
Cunha confessed that he was concerned that Cruz would want to keep the baby, so he bought the abortion pills online.
The crime of inducing an abortion without the consent of the pregnant woman is punishable by three to ten years in jail in Brazil.
Cunha was reportedly released on bail after paying 10,000 reals (£ 1,439).
He is forbidden by the police to approach Tamires or her acquaintances.
Cunha is currently awaiting trial.