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Police: Woman Repeatedly Kicked in Abdomen by Lehigh Student

A Lehigh University student from China is accused of kicking a woman several times in the abdomen -- to the point she was unable to stand -- in the parking lot of the Hobby Lobby in Lower Nazareth Township.

Police: Woman Repeatedly Kicked in Abdomen by Lehigh Student

A student kicked a woman with whom he is “currently in a romantic relationship” several times in the abdomen, requiring her to be taken to a hospital for treatment, court records say.

The incident involving the suspect, Yaobin Dong, 23, allegedly occurred about 10 Tuesday night in the parking lot in the Northampton Crossings shopping center.

The woman was unable to stand because of the kicking, the records say. The hospital to which she was taken is not identified. The shopping center is in , so are handling.

Details were limited because a probable cause affidavit was not attached to paperwork from Dong’s arraignment. But the paperwork does say that Dong is a full-time student at Lehigh and has no family in the United States. All family members are in China.

The paperwork also says Dong, of 508 Hayes St., Bethlehem, has never been arrested before and that his driver’s license was issued out of South Carolina.

He was charged with simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned Wednesday by on-duty and released on $7,500 unsecured bail.

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