In a major development in the story about the 10-year-old rape victim who had to flee state to get an abortion, an arrest has been made of the alleged rapist and it turns out that the suspect is an illegal immigrant.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that 27-year-old Gerson Fuentes was arrested on Tuesday and has confessed to the rape of the unnamed 10-year-old whose story was seized on by Democrats including President Joe Biden as a lurid example to promote their pro-abortion narrative after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The story has been wielded like a bludgeon against Republicans including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
“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,” the outlet reported. “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.”
Authorities have charged the suspect with rape, a first-degree felony in the Buckeye State, and his bail has been set at $2 million.
(Image: Screenshot/Franklin County Sheriff)
Fox News reported that Fuentes – a Guatemalan national – has had an ICE detainer placed on him and is in the country illegally, ICE confirmed to Fox News Digital that the suspect is indeed not in the U.S. lawfully.
NEW: Per ICE source, Gerson Fuentes, the man charged with raping & impregnating a 10-year-old girl in Ohio, is a Guatemalan national in the U.S. illegally & ICE has placed a detainer on him with local law enforcement. The victim later traveled to Indiana for an abortion. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/NWftShZejw
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 13, 2022
The arrest comes as increasing scrutiny was being paid to the story with many suspecting that it was just another hoax and at least for now, those suspicions can be laid to rest although early jubilation by Democrats and their media allies that the rape story appears to be true could soon give way to dismay as it only confirms the fears that many of those who are here illegally are indeed criminals.
Twitter reacted to the news with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan calling for the book to be thrown at Fuentes.
Gershon Fuentes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. https://t.co/TBZ2avgeD3
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 13, 2022
So a 10-year-old girl was raped in Ohio by an illegal alien and could've gotten a legal abortion in the state bc it threatened her life but the doctors didn't report it to the police, shipped her over to Indiana, and turned it into a media story to sell abortion to the public.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 13, 2022
Undocumented immigrants raping 10 year old girls is probably not the narrative they want on this so expect that inconvenient fact to be dropped.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 13, 2022
I'm no expert, but @FrankLuntz appears to be happy about the story of a 10 year old girl being raped is true instead of false. https://t.co/cLPX88E7DW
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) July 13, 2022
Biden and his Winged Monkey Dems used rape of 10 yr old girl as a shameless dog whistle for abortion THEN an Illegal Alien was arrested today for said alleged rape. That girl wouldn't have been raped if it were not For Biden and Pals allowing anyone into the country. SO F*CK OFF!
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) July 13, 2022
Joe doesn’t realize that this isn’t a gotcha moment for gop over Abortion but a really bad look on Dems illegal immigration policies https://t.co/hWppy7MXQs
— Live Monitor (@amlivemon) July 13, 2022
So what happens? We deport him and he walks right back in the country free as a bird? That is not justice for this 10 year old child.
— Denise (@Denise_John668) July 13, 2022
Leftists predictably piled on Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost who appeared on Fox News on Monday night where he said that there was “not a whisper” about a 10-year-old girl being raped and impregnated in an interview with host Jesse Watters.
Media personality Geraldo Rivera went directly for the jugular.
“IT’S TRUE Despite Huge piles of bullshit heaped by DAVE YOST Ohio’s Attorney General, an animal named Gershon Fuentes, 27, has been charged with Child Rape for impregnating a 10-year-old Ohio girl Forced to Travel to Indiana to get an abortion,” he tweeted. “Post Roe V Wade Apocalypse begins.”
IT’S TRUE Despite Huge piles of bullshit heaped by DAVE YOST Ohio’s Attorney General, an animal named
Gershon Fuentes, 27, has been charged with Child Rape for impregnating a 10-year old Ohio girl Forced to Travel to Indiana to get an abortion.
Post Roe V Wade Apocalypse begins.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) July 13, 2022
Yost issued the following statement after news broke of the alleged rapist’s arrest.
Ohio AG Dave Yost makes a statement on arrest made in rape of 10-year-old Ohio girl that led to Indiana abortion… pic.twitter.com/50JK2Elkm7
— Ashley Kirklen (@AKirklen) July 13, 2022
“My heart aches for the pain suffered by this young girl. I am grateful for the diligent work of the Columbus Police Department in securing a confession and getting a rapist off the street,” he wrote. “Justice must be served and BCI stands ready to support law enforcement across Ohio putting these criminals behind bars.”
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