A man was charged with impregnating a 10 y-o Ohio girl.

Whose travel to Indiana to seek an abortion led to international attention & became a flashpoint in the national furor.

All abortions after the detection of fetal cardiac activity became illegal in Ohio last month after the high court's ruling.

The story of a young girl traveling across state lines to receive an abortion – first reported by the Indianapolis Star, part of the USA TODAY Network – quickly went viral.

The account became a talking point for abortion rights supporters, including President Joe Biden, and some opponents and news outlets criticized the story as unproven.

The criminal charges and testimony Wednesday confirm the disturbing story.

Gerson Fuentes, 27, was arrested Tuesday.

After police said he confessed to raping the child on at least two occasions.

He's charged with rape – a felony of the first degree in Ohio – and is held in the Franklin County jail on a $2 million bond.

The child's mother reported the girl's pregnancy to Franklin County Children Services on June 22.

The girl underwent a medical abortion in Indianapolis on June 30, Huhn said.