The mother of the 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who went to Indiana for an abortion defends her daughter’s rapist

The last few weeks have seen the nation captivated with a singular, initially dubious, rape case: that of a 10-year-old Columbus, OH girl who went to Indiana to receive an abortion.

Gerson Fuentes, 27

Initially, there was only a single source for the story with shifty background. However, in the last week an arrest was made on an illegal immigrant who is suspected to have raped the 10-year-old girl and who has even confessed to the crime.

Despite this, the girl’s mother has been defending the alleged rapist.

As Telemundo reporter Maria Vargas-Pion visited the alleged residence of the young victim and her mother, the mother hid behind her front door and refused to identify herself. Instead saying that her daughter is “fine” after the ordeal and that “everything they’re saying about him [her daughter’s attacker] is a lie.”

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“Did the girl live here as well?” Vargas-Pion asked the mother.

The mother, replying in Spanish, said “yes, but she’s fine. Everything that they’re saying against him is a lie.”

“And the child – are you related to her or her mother?” inquired the reporter.

“She’s my daughter,” the mother answered.

The suspect, Gerson Fuentes admitted to having “vaginal contact” with the girl twice and has been charged with rape. However, reportedly, the girl’s mother says she filed no charges against Fuentes.

Similarly, it is unclear if the doctors performing and recommending the procedure were in communication with Ohio Authorities.

The 10-year-old victim’s assailant could have easily escaped justice due to the criminal negligence on behalf of the girl’s mother and doctors.

In cases this heinous, all should be held accountable. It is unclear what the relationship between Fuentes and the girl and her mother is, however it is possible that the girl is still unsafe at home even with Fuentes out of the picture.

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