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Bad touch? Pregnant belly rub leads to charges

  • Man was charged for rubbing pregnant woman's belly
  • He didn't know her, so she pressed charges
  • Should it be a crime?

Touching a pregnant woman's belly without permission could actually be illegal!

A Pennsylvania man was charged with harassment after he allegedly rubbed a pregnant woman's belly several times. He didn't know her, so she pressed charges.

One lawyer says anytime there's touching involved without consent, someone could be charged -- at least in Pennsylvania. But this may be the first time the harassment law has been applied to belly rubbing.

Should this be a crime? Tell us what you think!

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