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The Guatemalan illegal immigrant accused of raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl from Ohio who traveled to Indiana for an abortion was listed as a minor on the report the Indiana abortionist sent to authorities.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard reported that the alleged rapist was approximately 17 years old in an official filing with the Indiana Department of Health obtained Thursday by Fox News Digital. On Wednesday, Ohio authorities charged Gerson Fuentes, a 27-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala, with rape of a 13-year-old girl in the case.
Fuentes confessed to the crime to investigators with the Columbus Police Department, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement Wednesday.
27-YEAR-OLD OHIO MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE OF 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL, WHO HE CLAIMS SEEKED AN ABORTION IN INDIANA
However, the 10-year-old’s mother said her daughter was “fine” and “everything they say about [Gerson Flores] It’s a lie” when he was confronted Thursday by a Telemundo reporter.
The alleged rape made headlines earlier this month after Bernard told The Indy Star on July 1 that he had performed an abortion on a young rape victim who he said was forced across state lines. from Ohio to receive the procedure. Ohio implemented a six-week abortion ban shortly after the Supreme Court reversed the landmark Roe v. Wade Act of 1973 that gave women the federal right to have an abortion.
“It’s hard to imagine that in just a few weeks we won’t have the capacity to provide that care,” Bernard told The Indy Star at the time, referencing a possible similar abortion ban that could go into effect in Indiana after the ruling. of the high court. .
Following Bernard’s comments, President Biden referenced the incident during a speech on July 11, and on July 3, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was asked during an interview on CNN if she would force young rape victims to “have a baby”.
GOVERNMENT KRISTI NOEM ASKED IF SOUTH DAKOTA WILL FORCE A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO HAVE A BABY IN CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION
Also, after Fuentes was indicted on Wednesday, Indiana Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita announced he would investigate Bernard for failing to report the abortion, saying “failure to do so is a crime in Indiana.” But documents obtained Thursday by Fox News Digital show that Bernard successfully filed the proper report with the state on July 2.
“My client, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, took all appropriate and appropriate steps consistent with the law and her medical training and ethics as a physician,” Bernard’s attorney, Kathleen DeLaney, said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “She followed all relevant policies, procedures and regulations in this case, just as she does every day to provide the best possible care for her patients.”
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“She has not violated any laws, including patient privacy laws, and she has not been disciplined by her employer,” DeLaney continued. “We are considering taking legal action against those who defamed my client, including Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, and we know that all the facts will come to light in due course.”
Documents show Bernard performed a non-surgical abortion on a 10-year-old ethnic Mexican girl who was 6 weeks pregnant on June 30.