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Buffalo man faces 15 years in prison for attack that led to estranged girlfriend’s miscarriage

A Buffalo man charged with burglary and abortion after he broke into his pregnant girlfriend’s home and attacked her, leading to the miscarriage of their unborn daughter, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the highest charge against him.

Julien McCrayer, 32, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in the April 25, 2013, attack on his estranged girlfriend, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

The charge carries a maximum prison term of up to 15 years, while the second-degree abortion charge, which was subsumed into the burglary charge, carries a maximum of up to four years.

Prosecutors said McCrayer was infuriated at the prospect of having to pay child support for another child and returned to the victim’s home about two hours after police had removed him from the residence.

He broke down the door and beat the woman while screaming threats and profanities, prosecutors said.

He will be sentenced June 23 by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges.