It appears President Biden was accurate when he related a story about a 10-year-old Ohio girl who was raped and traveled to Indiana for an abortion. We wondered Tuesday about the case, after no one had confirmed its accuracy or any public report of the crime, though the story had made the media rounds for nearly two weeks.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday afternoon that Columbus police arrested 27-year-old Gerson Fuentes, who has confessed to the sexual assault. Mr. Fuentes has been charged with rape in the first degree and is being held on $2 million bond. The Dispatch story said police learned of the girl’s pregnancy through a referral by Franklin County Children Services that was made by her mother on June 22.