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Gershon Fuentes, an Ohio man, has been charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl who became pregnant and traveled across state lines to Indiana for an abortion.
He was taken into custody Tuesday after the girl’s story made headlines.
He is 27 years old.
Rape with 10 Years Old Girl
The girl’s story made national headlines after Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Indianapolis, told the Indianapolis Star on July 7 she terminated the girl’s pregnancy after she traveled from Ohio following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 1973’s Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion across the country.
Bernard was referred to the patient by a child abuse doctor in Ohio after the state outlawed abortion following six weeks of pregnancy in response to the SCOTUS ruling. The girl was six weeks and three days pregnant.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost cast doubt earlier this week on the doctor’s story on Fox News and the USA TODAY Network Ohio bureau.
“Every day that goes by the more likely that this is a fabrication,” he told USA Today. “I know the cops and prosecutors in this state. There’s not one of them that wouldn’t be turning over every rock, looking for this guy and they would have charged him,” he said. “I’m not saying it could not have happened. What I’m saying to you is there is not a damn scintilla of evidence. And shame on the Indianapolis paper that ran this thing on a single source who has an obvious ax to grind.”
But, on Wednesday, after the arraignment, Yost applauded “the diligent work of the Columbus Police Department in securing a confession and getting a rapist off the street.”
“Justice must be served and BCI stands ready to support law enforcement across Ohio putting these criminals behind bars,” he continued in a statement.
Gershon Fuentes Charged
Fuentes, 27, was taken into custody Tuesday and allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting the girl at least twice, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
At an arraignment hearing Wednesday, Columbus detective Jeffrey Huhn testified that the police were notified of the pregnancy after they were contacted by the Franklin County Children Services, according to the Dispatch.
The Dispatch reported that Huhn told the court that the girl had an abortion in Indianapolis on June 30.