by Steven Ertelt
November 21, 2007
Cambridge, MA (LifeNews.com) — Massachusetts is the latest state to have an abortion-sexual abuse coverup as a gymnastics coach has been indicted on charges that he repeatedly raped one girl and took her for an abortion. Abortion centers nationwide have been under fire for doing abortions on teenagers who are victims of sexual abuse.
In this latest case, a grand jury in Middlesex indicted 51-year-old Steven Infante of New Milford, Connecticut on various charges of rape and assault and battery.
Infante appeared in Middlesex Superior Court on Wednesday and was released after pleading not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors say Infante had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl that began at that early age and continued until she was 21. When she turned 17, the girl became pregnant and Infante drove her to a local abortion business, according to court records.
He is also accused of sexually molesting a second teenage girl.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone talked with the Associated Press about the case.
"We allege that the defendant, Steven Infante, took advantage of his position of authority to exert control over, manipulate, and sexually assault these young vulnerable girls," she said.
"We also allege that the defendant engaged in a pattern of ‘grooming’ the young victims in an effort to gradually make them more accepting of his escalating, inappropriate, and ultimately criminal sexual contact with them," Leone added.
Peter Russell, Infante’s attorney, told AP that his client is innocent.
Infante "absolutely denies these allegations … and he looks forward to fighting these allegations in court," he said.
In May, the employee of an abortion facility in Connecticut issued a guilty plea in a case involving the sexual abuse of three teenage girls.
Former modeling agency owner Michael Britt, who worked as a janitor at the abortion center, was accused of sexually assaulting three teenagers from Norwalk who went to his modeling agency.
He took a 14 year-old to the Summit Women’s Center abortion facility, where he worked and which was located in the same building as his agency.
The Britt case followed just weeks after another abortion-sexual abuse case prompted observers to wonder why abortion facilities are not contacting authorities about the actions.
Kevon Walker, 22, was charged earlier this month with getting his then 14 year-old girlfriend pregnant. He got the unnamed girl pregnant three times in six months and the girl wound up having three abortions as a result.
However, abortion businesses failed to report the statutory rape to authorities and officials only began investigating Walker’s actions when the victim’s mother contacted them.