Man charged after allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 5:00 AM

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An Ogden, Iowa, man has been accused of hitting his girlfriend of six years in the face.

Arturo Alegra, 35, was charged Sept. 14 with second-offense domestic-abuse assault.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers responded to a report of Alegra allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face.

Officers located him outside Caliente Bar, 171 Highway 1 W., where he reportedly admitted to being in a fight with his girlfriend. The woman said that while walking outside, he struck her in the face.

Alegra has a previous charge on Feb. 27, 2009.

Second-offense domestic-abuse assault is a serious misdemeanor.

— by Megan Sanchez

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