Man pleads guilty to raping Ohio child who sought abortion in neighboring Indiana

July 06, 2023

The high court's decision led a judge to reinstate a law in Ohio banning the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy. The child was six weeks and four days pregnant when her doctor tested her, prosecutors said. The decision to seek an abortion in Indiana set off an uproar in that state, leading Indiana's Republican Attorney General to accuse the doctor who performed the abortion of misconduct. The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization overturning the right to an abortion was issued two days later. The girl was 9 years old when she was raped twice by Fuentes and 10 when she sought care in Indiana, prosecutors said.