The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who crossed state borders to have an abortion has defended her daughter’s 27-year-old confessed rapist – who according to reports was mistakenly listed as a minor during the doctor’s visit.
The mother spoke to Telemundo as she hid behind the door of the Columbus apartment, which was also listed as the home of rapist Gerson Fuentes, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala.
“She is my daughter,” the mother, who refused to give a name, confirmed to Telemundo about the girl, who would have only been 9 when she was abused and fertilized.
“She is fine. Everything they say against him is a lie,” she insisted on Fuentes, who during police interrogations confessed to having raped the young man at least twice, according to court records and officials.
The defensive mother, who hid her face as she spoke to Telemundo in Spanish, insisted she had not been the one who had brought charges against her young daughter’s abuser.
The shocking case emerged when the girl was led across state borders to end her pregnancy in Indiana on June 30, with President Biden highlighting it as evidence of the evil in anti-abortion legislation.
But despite Fuentes being 27, the person listed as making the girl pregnant was described as a minor in the report her abortion doctor sent to authorities, according to Fox News Digital, which received a copy.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard listed the rapist as being around 17 in his official application to the Indiana Department of Health, the business said.
It was not immediately clear whether Fuentes was identified in the document. Fox only said it showed how Bernard reported performing a non-surgical abortion for a 6-week-old pregnant 10-year-old girl of Mexican ethnicity on June 30.
Bernard was the one who then highlighted the tragic case in an interview with Indy Star on July 1st.
The doctor’s lawyer, Kathleen DeLaney, insisted that Bernard “take all appropriate and proper action in accordance with the law and both her medical and ethical training as a physician.”
“She followed all relevant policies, procedures and rules in this case, just as she does every day to provide the best possible care to her patients,” she told Fox.
DeLaney also said they are “considering legal action against those who have smeared my client, including Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita,” who are investigating Bernard’s actions.
Fuentes was attacked Tuesday and is being held on $ 2 million bail after being charged with raping a minor under 13 in the case. He is due back in court next Friday.
“My heart aches for the pain this little child has suffered,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said.
“I am grateful for the diligent work of the Columbus Police Department in securing a confession and getting a rapist off the streets,” he said.