A 30-year-old Newark man pleaded guilty to beating his 20-year-old girlfriend in October 2018, Delaware Department of Justice officials announced. 

According to the DOJ on Friday, July 19, 2019, Sean Sullivan had been arguing with his girlfriend when he punched her repeatedly in the head and shoulder, pushed her down, and choked her to near-unconsciousness three times. 

She was 12 weeks pregnant at the time. 

Sullivan pleaded guilty to strangulation, but since this will be the second conviction for Sullivan for strangulation, he'll face enhanced penalties when sentenced in September.