BANGOR — A Bangor man charged with beating a pregnant woman so severely that she required multiple surgeries has been held on $100,000 bail.
Joshua Cole made his first court appearance on Wednesday on charges including elevated aggravated assault following the alleged attack Monday morning.
Neither the 34-year-old Cole nor his lawyer commented on the charges. He remains jailed.
Authorities say the woman’s injuries were so severe she had to be transferred to a hospital in Boston where she remains in critical condition and may lose her eyesight. The baby is expected to survive.
Cole and the woman lived in the same apartment.
Police have not disclosed a motive.
Cole is due back in court on Friday to discuss a possible competency hearing.