Earlier this month, leftists touted the story of a 10-year-old rape Ohio victim who was supposedly forced to travel out of state for an abortion.
However, new details have emerged about the alleged perpetrator that many of them would rather ignore.
Illegal immigrant charged with raping 10-year-old girl
According to Fox News, Gerson Fuentes has been accused of sexually assaulting the girl. What’s more, a source within an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told the network that he is an illegal alien from Guatemala.
The law enforcement agent later officially confirmed that Fuentes is in the United States illegally and has been placed in removal proceedings.
Fox News noted that the rape story was heavily cited by critics of Ohio’s new abortion law which protects a child’s life as soon as a heartbeat can be detected.
Among them is President Joe Biden, who mentioned it in a speech he gave at the White House last week on how his administration would work to protect abortion access.
“Ten years old. Raped, six weeks pregnant. Already traumatized. Was forced to travel to another state. Imagine being that little girl,” Fox News quoted the president as saying.
State attorney general says state law would have permitted girl’s abortion
However, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost expressed doubts over the story, saying in an interview with Fox News that a 10-year-old would not be denied an abortion under state law.
“This young girl, if she exists and if this horrible thing actually happened to her – breaks my heart to think about it – she did not have to leave Ohio to find treatment,” Yost said.
He explained that in such a case, the victim would be covered under an exception that allows abortion when a mother’s life is at risk.
Meanwhile, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita told Fox News on Wednesday that his office is investigating whether the physician who allegedly performed the abortion, Dr. Caitlan Bernard failed to report the rape as required by law.
What’s more, Fox News also reported that Bernard has been hit with a complaint under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for publicizing the girl’s ordeal.