A Bonita Springs man was sentenced Monday to 23 months in state prison after being convicted of aggravated battery and assault on a pregnant woman.
Nathan Morgan Aly, 29, of Bonita Springs, was found guilty by a jury Friday following a one-day trial in Lee County.
At his sentencing before Judge J. Frank Porter on Monday, Aly was credited with 293 days served. His sentence will be followed by three years of state probation.
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A report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that on Dec. 4, Aly threatened a pregnant woman and physically assaulted her at a hotel in Bonita Springs. The report also said Aly had been in a relationship with the victim from June to August 2019 until they were involved in a domestic disturbance.
According to the Sheriff’s Office report, Aly came to the hotel where the victim was staying, entered her room and pointed a large knife at her.
The report said Aly tossed the victim’s purse and belongings around the hotel room and when she walked out of the room, threw the victim to the ground and pulled her hair.
The Sheriff’s Office report said that Aly was aware that the woman was pregnant and that he was not the father.
There had been an active injunction against Aly having contact with the victim at the time of the assault, filed after the August domestic incident, the Sheriff’s Office said. Prior to the trial, Aly pled guilty to one count of violation of pretrial release for violating the no-contact order.
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