South Carolina Police Offer Arrested After Attempted Forced Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 16, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

South Carolina Police Offer Arrested After Attempted Forced Abortion

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 16
, 2007

Mount Pleasant, SC ( — A South Carolina police officer has been charged with assault and intent to kill a pregnant teenager whom he tried to force to have an abortion. Jerod Frazier, 31, allegedly had a sexual relationship with 19 year-old Felicia Cooper that resulted in a pregnancy for which he didn’t want to be responsible.

Frazier has been accused of pointing a gun at Cooper and demanding that she have an abortion and police say he threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply.

He allegedly drove her to the Charleston Women’s Medical Center abortion business on February 3 though it is unclear whether she had the abortion.

However, Frazier said Cooper, a former baby sitter for his daughter, had harassed him and threatened to kidnap the child and he filed a complaint last month with North Charleston police, according to an Associated Press report.

Frazier told police he didn’t want charges filed against Cooper unless she stopped harassing him.

At a Friday bond hearing, a judge ordered Frazier to stay away from Cooper.

Mount Pleasant Acting Police Chief Harry Sewell told AP that Frazier, a crime prevention officer, was put on administrative leave with pay. Sewell said Frazier had an "outstanding" record with the department until the allegations surfaced.

Charleston County Bond Court Magistrate Linda Lombard set bail at $50,000.