Bizarre Twist And More Suspicion Over 10 Year Old Ohio Rape Victim Story As Mother Defends Rapist

The saga of the alleged 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who was reportedly forced to travel to Indiana to obtain an abortion continues after her mother denies the allegations against the rapist.

Gerson Fuentes, 27, a supposed illegal immigrant from Guatemala, wasarrested and charged with the girl’s rape. He has reportedly confessed to the crime and is being held on $2 million in bond.

However, more questions about the validity of the story have arisen.

A reporter from Telemundo, María Vargas-Pion, visited the Columbus residence where the 10-year-old rape victim and her mother allegedly live on Wednesday.

A woman who claims to be the girl’s mother remained hidden behind her front door when speaking to Vargas-Pion. During the short interview, she defended the girl’s rapist.

“Did the girl live here as well?” Vargas-Pion asked. The woman, who spoke in Spanish, replied: “Yes, but she’s fine.”

She then said, “Everything that they’re saying against him is a lie.”

“And the child – are you related to her or her mother?” Vargas-Pion asked her.

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

Journalist Jorge Bonilla pointed out that the mother’s defense of the rapist may be due to the family’s immigration status or the alleged rapist being the family’s sole income earner. He also pointed out that there may be other children in the home, and the mother fears the removal of her children from the home.

He also asked an important question on the mind of many, “Was criminal reporting of the rape of a Latina girl suppressed or delayed in furtherance of a political agenda?”

At the heart of the controversy was that Ohio’s law purportedly did not have a rape or incest exemption. However, there is a health exemption that would potentially apply to the 10-year-old child.

Politico noted that there are strict reporting requirements in both Ohio and Indiana for abortions and rape allegations. The Indiana AG threatened criminal charges in a letter released on Thursday. The letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb called for records from the Indiana Department of Public Health and the Department of Child Services to determine whether Dr. Bernard filed a report within the required three-day window, the report adds.

“If Dr. Bernard has failed to file the required reports on time, she has committed an offense, the consequences of which could include criminal prosecution and licensing repercussions,” the letter said.

There is a paternal DNA test underway that will all-but-resolve who committed the rape.