$50 Million Bond Set in Forced Abortion Attempt

Manishkumar Petel (Photo: Clinton Co. N.Y. Sheriff’s Dept)

APPLETON, Wis. (WLUK) – A judge in Outagamie County has set $50 million bond for a man accused of trying to cause his girlfriend to miscarry her child nearly a decade ago.

The former Kaukauna man forfeited a $750,000 bond when he disappeared in January 2008. He was found in January of this year in New York and now had been returned to Appleton.

Patel faces nine counts, including first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child, for allegedly putting an abortion pill in his girlfriend’s drink, inducing her to miscarry.

He was captured by New York authorities during a Jan. 20 traffic stop.

He is due back in court June 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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