by Steven Ertelt
February 22, 2008
Tampa, FL (LifeNews.com) — Florida officials have captured Papouche Edmond, a man who stands accused of sexually abusing a minor girl and forcing her to have an abortion. The case highlights the continued problems of men using abortion in an attempt to cover up their crimes of rape or incest.
In this case, a Crime Stoppers tip U.S. Marshals in South Florida received led to Edmond’s arrest.
Edmond, 21 was wanted in Florida on five warrants for lewd battery on a child under 12, aggravated child abuse causing great bodily harm, impregnating a minor, aggravated battery and tampering with evidence.
He has been accused of battering a girl under 12, getting her pregnant and then forcing a home abortion on her, nearly killing her.
While Edmonds did not take the girl to an abortion facility for the abortion, that has been a common tactic and abortion businesses have come under fire for not revealing cases of sexual abuse to authorities.
Connecticut has seen four recent cases of abortion-sexual abuse coverup.
The most recent came in December when a pastor accused of sexually abusing two young girls reportedly urged a 13-year-old victim in a 2005 case to get an abortion to hide his alleged crime.
In Massachusetts, in November, a grand jury in Middlesex indicted 51-year-old Steven Infante on various charges of rape and assault and battery.
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.
Florida has also seen other cases of abortion-sexual abuse coverups.
A Florida public school teacher accused of having sex with two of his students and using an abortion to cover up his actions appeared before a judge in September.
Former Santaluces High School drama teacher Andrew Foster had his parents vouch for him but the judge denied him bail.