(7-13-22) According to the Columbus Dispatch 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) Columbus, according to a an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) source he is a Guatemalan illegal immigrant, was arrested Tuesday after police said 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 informed of the girl’s pregnancy by a referral from the Franklin County Children Services that was made by her mother on June 22. On June 30, the girl underwent a medical abortion in Indianapolis.
AG Yost’s Statement on Arrest of Man Who Raped 10-Year-Old Ohio Girl
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today issued the following statement regarding Columbus Police Department’s arrest of the rapist that impregnated a 10-year-old victim.
“My heart aches for the pain suffered by this young child. I am grateful for 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.”
No further information is available at this time.