Gerson Fuentes, age 27, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, with a last known address in Columbus, Ohio was arrested on Tuesday July 12, 2022, and charged with the rape and impregnation of a 10-year-old Ohio girl.
Fuentes 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.
Fuentes is being held on $2 million bond, according to the court.
According to court records the child victim, who was 6 months pregnant, was forced to travel to Indiana to seek access to an abortion after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision.
Abortion in Ohio is now illegal after cardiac activity can be detected in an embryo, which typically occurs around six weeks of pregnancy.
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