Todd Rokita, Indiana's Republican AG is Investigating the Doctor who Helped the 10-Year-Old Rape Victim get an Abortion
The case gets messier and messier day by day...
Todd Rokita, Indiana’s Attorney General, said that authorities in the state are investigating a doctor who said she recently helped a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio obtain an abortion in the state for potentially failing to report child abuse.
Dir. Caitlin Bernard told CNN this month that she helped the girl after Ohio banned abortion as early as six weeks of gestation following the dreaded overruling of Roe v. Wade. The girl was raped in early May and Ohio police were made aware of the pregnancy on June 22.
"The failure to do so constitutes a crime in Indiana, and her behavior could also affect her licensure. Additionally, if a HIPAA violation did occur, that may affect the next steps as well. I will not relent in the pursuit of the truth."
Todd Rokita said.
A man in Columbus, Ohio has been charged this week with raping the girl, according to court proceedings. Gerson Fuentes was arrested and has been charged with felony rape of a minor under age 13. He is being held on a $2 Million bond following his court appearance on Wednesday.
International news sources have focused attention on the case.