- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - A 54-year-old northwest Iowa man has been accused of sexually abusing his wife and of forcing her to take pills that resulted in the termination of two pregnancies.

Records say the Storm Lake man is charged with two counts of sexual abuse; five counts of termination of pregnancy - consent by force or intimidation; and one count of domestic abuse assault. The Associated Press is not naming the man, in order to protect the woman’s privacy.

The woman told police that between October 2012 and April 2014, her husband forced her to take pills on five occasions, resulting in the loss of two fetuses. She also says he threatened her with a machete during sexual assaults.

Efforts to reach his attorney were unsuccessful on Wednesday.

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