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Man charged with raping lady compelled to go to a different state for abortion

Gershon Fuentes has been charged with raping a 10-year-old Ohio lady who went to Indiana to have an abortion (Footage: Rex/Reuters)

A person has been charged with impregnating a 10-year-old Ohio lady who was compelled to journey to Indiana to have an abortion after the Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v Wade.

Gershon Fuentes, 27, was arrested on Tuesday after confessing that he raped the lady at the least twice, in accordance with police. He has been charged with rape, which a felony of the primary diploma in Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

The case gained nationwide consideration after The Indianapolis Star earlier this month reported {that a} 10-year-old rape sufferer crossed state traces to have an abortion since her house state of Ohio banned the process hours after the Supreme Courtroom’s 6-3 vote.

President Joe Biden spoke in disbelief concerning the case final week earlier than signing an government order aimed toward defending entry to abortion and reproductive well being companies.

‘A ten-year-old lady ought to be compelled to offer start to a rapist’s baby?’ stated Biden on Friday. ‘Does anybody consider it’s Ohio’s majority view that that shouldn’t be capable of be handled?’

Columbus police discovered concerning the lady’s being pregnant by means of a referral from Franklin County Kids Providers, Detective Jeffrey Huhn testified throughout Fuentes’ arraignment on Wednesday morning. Her mom reported the incident on June 22, and the lady had an abortion in Indianapolis on June 30.

DNA from the clinic in Indianapolis, from Fuentes, from the lady’s siblings and the aborted fetus are being examined for affirmation, in accordance with Huhn.

Fuentes’ final identified deal with was an condo within the northwest facet of Columbus, however he’s believed to be undocumented. He’s being held in Franklin County jail on a $2million bond.

Franklin County Municipal Courtroom Choose Cynthia Ebner stated the case didn’t warrant Fuentes to be held with out bond, however that the bond was set excessive for the lady’s security and since he might be at flight threat.

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