Lee Found Guilty Of Termination Of Pregnancies

After 11 hours of deliberations, a Buena Vista County Jury Tuesday afternoon found Tony Lee guilty of forcing his wife to terminate pregnancies.

The 55-year-old Lee was found guilty of two counts of forced consent to termination of human pregnancy… two counts of assault… one count of going armed with intent… and one count of tampering with a witness or juror. The jury did not find Lee guilty of two other pregnancy termination counts and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

Lee was arrested by Storm Lake police last October… alleging Lee forced his wife to take pills, resulting in the termination of two pregnancies in the previous two years. He’s also accused of sexually assaulting her and threatening her with a machete. No sentencing date has been set.

In August, Lee pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a domestic violence offender… and was placed on two years of probation for that charge.