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Sikander Imran was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fetal homicide, but had 17 years suspended, for poisoning his pregnant girlfriend. Courtesy of WJLA.)

A Virginia doctor who secretly gave his girlfriend a spiked drink meant to induce an abortion has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Last year, Sikander Imran was arrested and pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia.

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According to WJLA-TV, Friday, Imran received a 20-year sentence. He has also with all been stripped of his medical license and faces deportation back to his native Pakistan after he completes his sentence.

The Washington, DC news station reports that the victim, Brooke Fiske, had been dating Imran and was already 17 weeks pregnant when she went to visit him to discuss coparenting options.

During their meetup Imran slipped an abortion pill into her tea and the expecting mother had a miscarriage within hours of consuming it.

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Imran’s attorney argued that the man was mentally unstable and surprisingly the victim also asked the judge to grant leniency to Imran at the sentencing.

“To me, the length of time that he serves in prison isn’t what’s important,” Fiske said. “I think that it is really important that people know that if they are dealing with depression before they do something, they should reach out and get help.”

Fiske is now determined to heal and move on from the traumatic ordeal.

“I think that when something tragic happens, it is really important to find a way to move forward and to use it for good,” Fiske said. “Life doesn’t stop because something awful has happened and the world keeps on going.”

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