CBS, NBC Omit Suspect Is Illegal Alien in Rape Case, Imply Ruling Will Cause More Teen Rapes

After IgnoringCBS and NBC were on the scene with news coverage Thursday morning of a rape case against a girl in Ohio aged 10. There was more. CBS Mornings and NBC’s Today, neither cared to point out the man who’s confessed to raping her is an illegal immigrant and, in the case of the former, they implied the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. WadeThere will be many more of these incidents.

The case — which had seemed like dubious based on a single story and single source from the Indianapolis Star — fetched 28 seconds on Today Craig Melvin, co-host of the show, shares in a briefing that provides news. “[a]n Ohio man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl in a case that’s garnered national attention.”

 

 

“According to court documents, 27-year-old Gerson Fuentes has confessed to the crime. The young victim reportedly traveled from Ohio to Indiana for an abortion,” Melvin has been added.

As it turns out, the man being charged is not, reportedBy the Columbus DispatchAn illegal immigrant.

Melvin wrapped by arguing that abortion’s now “illegal in Ohio after six weeks of pregnancy with exception for rape” as part of the state’s pro-life law that event into affect “just hours after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last month.”

CBS MorningsThree minutes and 29 second were allotted for the case. The show began with Tony Dokoupil, co-host of the program, tying a rape to an overturning of Roe V. Wade:

Now, let’s turn our attention to an instance that is gaining national attention following the Supreme Court decision to uphold Roe v. Wade. Gerson Fuentes (27 years old) was arrested this week for raping a girl, 10 years old in Ohio. This little girl went to Indiana to get an abortion. A new Ohio law would have made it mandatory that she give birth to a child if her life was at risk. Elaine Quijano reports that this case shows the effects of America’s new abortion laws. 

CBS, like NBC did not mention Fuentes’ illegal presence in the United States.

Quijano cited “[t]he Indiana doctor who said she performed the abortion,” But she didn’t pay attention to how her name was (Caitlin Bern) and when she said that the possibility of legal action for not reporting the rape could be a concern.

Instead, Quijano focused on how Bernard “said the child was six weeks and three days pregnant,” which was “three days longer than Ohio allows an abortion to take place.”

Days before the story was confirmed, President Biden mentioned it last Friday as an example of the consequences of overturning a woman’s supposed right to an abortion.

“The case sparked outrage from President Biden last week while he signed an executive order to protect access to abortions,” Quijano said.

Quijano ended with a far-left academic who’s warning that we’ll “see a lot more” of these child rapes as if (a) such horrendous crimes weren’t happening prior to the Dobbs decision and (b) the Supreme Court has made such rapes more likely to occur (click “expand”):

CARY FRANKLIN – We will start to witness more difficult and tragic cases. 

QUIJANO. Cary Franklin, the director of UCLA’s Center on Reproductive Health, Law and Policy, said that since the Supreme Court abolished the national right to abortion, such cases will be more common. 

FRANKLIN – In a lot of states that prohibit abortion, women will not be able to end pregnancies which are the result of rape or incest. They will also find themselves in dangerous and traumatic circumstances. 

QUIJANO. Detective Huhn indicated that DNA tests were being performed to prove the paternity. Fuentes will be back in court next week. His defense lawyer has not commented. 

Reacting to fill-in co-host Vladimir Duthier’s comment that The Dispatch has claimed Columbus police now of “up to 50 incidents” of child rape since May 9, Quijano said this new incident “really illustrates just how complex this issue is, how deeply personal this issue is” that will have “a lot of Americans reflecting.”

Dokoupil almost used the same words to describe child molestation as he did for pro-life laws. “It’s an extreme case, but it shows the extremity of the law in about 11 states, no exceptions.”

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To see the relevant CBS and NBC transcripts from July 14, click “expand.”

CBS Mornings
July 14, 2022
Eastern, 7:15 AM

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Ohio Rape Suspect Arrested; 10-Year-Old Pregnant Girl Traveled to Indiana to Have an Abortion]

TONY DOKOUPIL: Let’s now turn to the case which is gaining national attention following the Supreme Court’s ruling to reverse Roe v. Wade. Gerson Fuentes, 27, was accused of raping Gerson Fuentes in Ohio. This little girl went to Indiana to get an abortion. A new Ohio law would have made it mandatory that she give birth to a child if her life was at risk. Elaine Quijano reports that this case is a result of America’s new abortion laws. 

COLUMBUS POLICE DETECTIVE, JEFFREY HUN: She said that her 10-year-old girl was pregnant

ELAINE QIJANO: A Columbus detective Jeffrey Huhn said Wednesday in an arraignment that Gerson Fuentes, 27, admitted to raping a 10-year old girl at least twice during her pregnancy. 

FRANKLIN COUNTY OH PROSECUTOR – Is this daughter still in labor today? 

HUHN: No. 

FRANKLIN COUNTY – OH PROSECUTOR : Why not? 

HUHN: The victim went out of state to have a medical — a medically-terminated abortion. 

QUIJANO : Huhn stated that the victim had an abortion performed in Indiana near her home at the beginning of June. Indiana doctor Huhn claimed that she did the abortion. She said that the baby was six weeks old and had been pregnant for three days. This is three days more than Ohio permits for abortions to be performed. Ohio is among 11 states that ban rape and incest. National polling has shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans support these abortions. 

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL TODD ROKITA (R) [on FNC’s Jesse Watters Primetime, 07/13/22]: As we speak, we are gathering evidence.

QUIJANO, Indiana’s attorney has promised to investigate the doctor responsible for the procedure. She will also be investigating whether she followed the proper reporting procedures. 

ROKITA [on FNC’s Jesse Watters Primetime, 07/13/22]: We’re going to fight this to the end, including looking at her licensure, if she failed to report — and, in Indiana it’s a crime for — to not report, intentionally not report. 

JOE BIDDEN, PRESIDENT [on 07/08/22]You can be that little girl.

QUIJANO 

BIDEN [on 07/08/22]A 10 year old girl was raped and six weeks pregnant. She had been traumatized by the experience, so she was forced to leave her home to seek refuge in another country. 

CARY FRANKLIN – We will start to witness more difficult and tragic cases. 

QUIJANO. Cary Franklin, the director of UCLA’s Center on Reproductive Health, Law and Policy, said that since the Supreme Court abolished the national right to abortion, such cases will be more common. 

FRANKLIN – In a lot of states that prohibit abortion, women will not be able to end pregnancies that result from rape or incest, and will face difficult and traumatic circumstances. 

QUIJANO. Detective Huhn indicated that DNA tests were being performed to prove the paternity. Fuentes will be back in court next week. His defense lawyer has not commented. 

VLADIMIR DUTHIERS: It’s a tough story. The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio, which has been covering this story, as you know, Elaine, says that since May 9th, they found — this quoting them, “up to 50 incidents,” police reports filed of people — young women under the age of 15 that have been raped. 

QUIJANO – This is a great story that shows how complicated this problem is and how personal it is. You know that this case has caused a lot American reflection. We’ll be hearing more, I’m certain. 

ADRIANA DIAZ – And ten years old. It’s just like — uh. It’s a punch to the gut. 

DOKOUPIL: It’s an awful story.

DIAZ: Horrific.

DOKOUPIL: It’s an extreme case, but it shows the extremity of the law in about 11 states, no exceptions. Elaine, we are grateful. 

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NBC’s Today
July 14, 2022
Eastern, 7:32 AM

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Today’s Headlines; Man Accused of Raping 10-Year-Old]

CRAIG MELVIN: An Ohio man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl in a case that’s garnered national attention. Court documents show that Gerson Fuentes, 27, has admitted to the crime. According to court documents, Gerson Fuentes was reportedly traveling from Ohio to Indiana to have an abortion. After six weeks of gestation, the procedure in Ohio is now illegal with an exception for rape. After the Supreme Court had overturned Ohio’s law, Ohio’s new law was passed within hours. Roe v. Wade last month.

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