Mother of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim in Ohio Offers Incoherent Defense of Accused Rapist

On Tuesday, the mother of a 10-year-old girl who was raped by an illegal alien, generating a story that quickly went viral, openly defended the accused rapist despite his alleged confession to the crime.

Gerson Fuentes, 27, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree rape after he confessed to having had sex with the minor at least twice before. The girl, who had only recently turned 10, allegedly then had to travel across state lines to receive an abortion.

As reported by The Daily Wire, reporters who went to Fuentes’ home were greeted at the door by a woman speaking Spanish, claiming to be the victim’s mother. She bizarrely claimed that her daughter is “fine,” and that “everything they are saying against [Fuentes] is a lie.”

Jorge Bonilla, who works at the Media Research Center as director of the organization’s “MRC Latino,” speculated that one possible reason for the mother suddenly defending her daughter’s confessed rapist may be a fear of deportation if the authorities look more closely into the case.

“This appears to confirm my thesis of a domestic situation wherein the confessed rapist is also the paramour of the victim’s mother (other familial relation is possible but less likely),” Bonilla explained. “Unfortunately, I saw many such cases while working as a court interpreter.”

“The mother’s distressed defense of the rapist suggests that, a: She is also here illegally and fears deportation,” Bonilla continued. “B: The defendant is the family’s sole source of income, c: There is a likelihood of other children in the home, d: Mom is exposed to removal of the children under dependency proceedings (failure to protect). Has there been such a filing yet and if not why not?”

The story of the 10-year-old’s rape, and subsequent travel to another state just to have the baby aborted, was subsequently picked up by Joe Biden and other radical pro-abortion activists following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. But skepticism quickly arose regarding the story’s authenticity, as the anecdote at the time came from a single pro-abortion activist and a local newspaper, with no other outlets being able to verify the story. The new twist with the role of an illegal alien now brings even more hot-button political issues into the fold, with immigration compounding with the abortion aspect of the story.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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