An Ohio mother has defended her 10-year-old daughter from her rapist, who forced the young girl to go out of state for an abortion because a newly implemented state law prevented her from doing so in her own right. his state.
The woman, who declined to be identified, told Notice Telemundo in Spanish that her daughter was “fine” before adding that “everything they were talking about” the man who confessed to raping the girl was “a lie.”
Gerson Fuentes, 27, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, admitted to raping the young girl, who was pregnant and was forced to go to Indiana to have an abortion, because her home state of Ohio had passed what called the heartbeat bill, banning abortion. after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The ban even applies to pregnant rape and incest victims.
#NoticiasTelemundo habló en Exciva con la madre de la niña que fue violada en Ohio y asegura que “está bien”.
Agregó que lo que se dice sobre el joven que confesó el crimen “es mentira”.
I’m discouraged 👉🏻 https://t.co/fK0eoiHb5b pic.twitter.com/PbhyuXdCr9
– Noticias Telemundo (@TelemundoNews) July 14, 2022
Fuentes charged with felony rape of a child, released on $2 million bail
On Wednesday, Fuentes was charged in Columbus, where he was charged with first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13, and was released on $2 million bail, according to the court. Daily mail.
He allegedly admitted to “vaginal intercourse” with the girl at least twice, who was 9 years old at the time.
Authorities learned of the girl’s pregnancy on June 22 after receiving a referral from Franklin County Children’s Services made by her mother.
She underwent a medical abortion in Indianapolis a week later on June 30.
Indiana Now Investigate The Doctor Who Performed The Girl’s Abortion
Prosecutors in Indiana are now investigating Indianapolis doctor Caitlin Bernard, who performed the procedure, despite the fact that abortion is still legal in Indiana, according to the report. Forbes.
NEW: According to ICE sources, Gerson Fuentes, the man accused of raping & impregnating a 10-year-old girl in Ohio, was a Guatemalan in the US illegally & ICE arrested him with the police. local law enforcement. The victim then went to Indiana to have an abortion. @Fox News pic.twitter.com/NWftShZejw
– Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 13, 2022
The state states that Dr. Bernard did not report the abortion, which must be submitted to the state health department and child services agency for patients under 16 years of age within three days of the abortion.
And in the girl’s home state of Ohio, Republican Governor David Yost initially expressed doubts about the story’s veracity, but was “delighted” after an arrest was made, according to Columbus. Dispatch.
Abortion is legal in Indiana at 22 weeks gestation, but is banned in Ohio after six weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
Roe’s lawsuit against Wade was overturned late last month, half a century after it was enacted, to let the state decide if it wanted to allow it. Abortion is now banned in at least nine states, and more bans are expected in the coming weeks.