FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Elizabeth Whitmarsh
DATE: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio— Today, Ohio Right to Life released a statement in response to the arrest of the alleged rapist in the case of the ten-year-old victim in Ohio. According to court records, Columbus police were notified of the victim’s abuse and pregnancy on June 22nd through a referral from Franklin County Children Services. The perpetrator was officially charged with first degree rape after making a confession. Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Ebner has set bail at two million dollars and he is being held in the Franklin County jail.
The following statement can be attributed to Ohio Right to Life Director of Communications, Elizabeth Whitmarsh:
“Ohio Right to Life is appreciative of the Columbus Police Department for doing their due diligence and getting a dangerous criminal off the street, ensuring he can harm no one else. Anyone who rapes a child deserves the most severe punishment the law allows in Ohio. There is no greater evil than a person who intentionally hurts a child.
“Our prayers go out to this young girl and her family as they attempt to heal from such a traumatic and life-altering situation. We cannot imagine the pain and the horror that they are going through at this moment.
“As a community we must do better and offer genuine support, true care, and honest solutions for those that come to us in need. Instead, we failed by offering the band-aid solution of abortion that only added to the pain and violence perpetuated against her. The victim deserved better. Tragic situations like this further highlight the depravity of our culture and stress the importance of continuing our fight for a true culture of life that respects the dignity and value of every individual person.”