Ohio man charged with rape of 10-year-old who traveled to Indiana for abortion

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A Columbus, Ohio, man was arrested Tuesday after police say he confessed to raping a 10-year-old girl who had to travel to Indiana for an abortion, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade.

Gershon Fuentes, 27, was charged on Wednesday with rape. During the hearing, Det. Jeffrey Huhn testified that Columbus police learned about the girl's pregnancy after a referral was made by Franklin County Children's Services, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Huhn said the girl underwent a medical abortion in Indianapolis on June 30, and DNA from the clinic will be tested against a sample from Fuentes. He also testified that the girl told police Fuentes was the person who impregnated her.

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