The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on August 31, 2021, a Bay County jury found Luis Fabian Moran Rivas guilty as charged of Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person. 

On February 22, 2020, the Panama City Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at the Foxwood apartments in Panama City. After investigation, it was determined that Mr. Rivas had pushed the Victim down and kicked her in the back and stomach. The Victim was 6 months pregnant with the Defendant’s child.  A neighbor witnessed the attack and called the police. 

The case was investigated by Detective Robert Johnson of the Panama City Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Jacob Cook and Jae Hee Kim. The Defendant will be sentenced by the Honorable Judge Ana Maria Garcia on October 5, 2021.  Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person is a second degree felony, punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in the Florida Department of Corrections. 

For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.