Ohio man charged with raping a 10-year-old girl who got pregnant

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Ohio man charged with raping a 10-year-old girl who got pregnant

A 27-year-old Columbus, Ohio man named Gerson Fuentes has been charged in the rape of a 10-year-old girl who was denied an abortion.

ICE also believes Fuentes is a Guatemalan illegal immigrant.

A Columbus man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old Ohio girl who then had to travel to Indiana seeking an abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

According to court proceedings the case garnered national and international attention, with some US political leaders referencing it in conversations about abortion bans.

Gerson Fuentes, 27, was arrested Tuesday, according to Columbus police and court documents. He has been charged with felony rape of a minor under age 13, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court.

His first court appearance was Wednesday.

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