After the Ohio AG said there hasn't been a "whisper" of the alleged 10-year-old who was raped and taken to Indiana for an abortion after Ohio's ban took effect, an arrest has finally been made that is reportedly connected to the story.
A Columbus man has been charged with impregnating a 10-year-old Ohio girl, whose travel to Indiana to seek an abortion led to international attention following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade and activation of Ohio's abortion law.
Gershon Fuentes, 27, whose last known address was an apartment on Columbus' Northwest Side, was arrested Tuesday after police say he confessed to raping the child on at least two occasions. He's since been charged with rape, a felony of the first degree in Ohio.
Columbus police were made aware of the girl's pregnancy through a referral by Franklin County Children Services that was made by her mother on June 22, Det. Jeffrey Huhn testified Wednesday morning at Fuentes' arraignment. On June 30, the girl underwent a medical abortion in Indianapolis, Huhn said.
Dobbs overturned Roe at the Supreme Court on June 24, which means this crime had already happened at the time.
And yet for more than two weeks, no arrests were made.
Well, for starters, the abortion doctor reportedly didn't report the crime as required by law (some of you won't believe me when I tell you how common this is in abortion mills).
Secondly, the perp is an undocumented illegal immigrant, one of millions pouring into our country and getting free flights to the city of their choosing.
Here's the perp:
Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Ebner said the case did not warrant Fuentes — who is believed to be undocumented — to be held without bond.
Ebner said a high bond was necessary, however, due to Fuentes being a possible flight risk and for the safety of the child involved.
If you recall, the story was initially floated with zero credibility from an Indiana abortion activist, and quickly made international headlines because I guess the fact-checkers were all asleep that morning.
Even now, we've got to trust the reporting of Bethany over at The Dispatch, who says she was the only one with the scoop:
The Indianapolis Star, a Gannett sister paper of The Dispatch, first reported earlier this month that a 10-year-old rape victim traveled from Ohio to Indiana for abortion services after most abortions became illegal in her home state. The account was attributed to Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis physician who provides abortion services.
The story quickly went viral, appearing in outlets across the globe, and became a top talking point for abortion rights supporters, including President Joe Biden.
"Imagine being that little girl," Biden said Friday as he decried the high court's decision. "I'm serious. Just imagine being that little girl."
Still, the evidence is quite damning:
During Wednesday's hearing, Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor Dan Meyer requested Fuentes be held without bond. He said Fuentes is not believed to be in the country legally and there are questions about his identity.
Huhn testified that detectives spoke to Fuentes, through an interpreter, and Fuentes admitted to having sexual contact with the girl. An interpreter was also used during Wednesday's hearing.
The 10-year-old also told police Fuentes was the father of the pregnancy, Huhn testified. Meyer said the girl had just turned 10 recently, meaning she was likely impregnated at 9 years old.
There's a problem with this story: It hurts the narrative.
Does the Left use this as a call to action to overturn Roe, and admit that we have a massive border crisis and that abortion clinics are routinely covering up crimes, or do they maintain silence about issues in abortion clinics and the border and find a different story to rally the troops?
I guess we'll find out!
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