After MAGAts questioned the validity of a story that drew international attention about a 10-year old Ohio girl getting raped, impregnated by her rapist, and forced to cross state lines and go to Indidan for a medical abortion, law enforcement have arrested Gershon Fuentes, 27, who apparently 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.”
According to The Columbus Dispatch:
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.
Huhn also testified that DNA from the clinic in Indianapolis is being tested against samples from Fuentes, as well as the child’s siblings, to confirm contribution to the aborted fetus.
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. Before being arrested, Huhn and Det. David Phillips collected a saliva sample from Fuentes, according to a probable cause statement.
Ebner set a $2 million bond for Fuentes, who is being held in the Franklin County jail.