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Honestly, I can't believe this hasn't happened earlier than this. I remember when my wife was pregnant and strangers would come up and ask to touch or rub her belly. It completely weirded us both out. I just don't know why some people think touching a pregnant woman's belly is socially acceptable if you don't know her or haven't been invited.
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You shouldn't touch other people without invitation/good reason (CPR, for example).
HOWEVER, this lady is an idiot. To leverage the legal system for this is wasteful and morose. Tell the guy to leave you alone. If he persists, then call the cops.
I do not support her over reaction in the slightest, despite supporting her viewpoint on having her belly rubbed. I am not fond of other people touching my wife, even when she was pregnant.
Pregnant Woman Files Charges Over Belly Rubbing
A representative from the Pennsylvania State Police tells Yahoo Shine that earlier this month, 57-year-old Richard J. Beishline visited his neighbor, a 30-year-old pregnant woman named Michelle Troutman in Frankfort, Pennsylvania. According to the police report, after giving Troutman a hug, Beishline said, “I just want to be friends” and rubbed her stomach. Troutman pushed him away, and he quickly left. She has since filed harassment charges against Beishline, and if he pleads guilty, he’ll pay a fine determined by a judge. If he pleads not guilty, both parties will have to testify in court.