UPDATE: The headline in this story has been updated to reflect that Latham did not take the girl for the abortion. It appears her mother took her for the abortion.
In September, Allen County Right to Life filed a consumer complaint with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board against the abortionist, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, in Fort Wayne, because Klopfer performed an abortions on a 13-year-old girl and didn’t report the abuse as required by Indiana Law.
The statute is clear that all abortions being done on individuals under 14 years old must be reported to Indiana Child Protective Services and the Indiana State Department of Health within three business days. This apparently did not happen.
Today a Fort Wayne man is facing child molesting charges after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl. Police state Ronte L. Latham, 21, met the victim while he was working at the Weisser Park Youth Center. Latham told police he did not know the girl’s age and did not ask how old she was. Latham confirmed to police that he and the victim met while he was working at the Weisser Park Youth Center, but he didn’t talk to her at that point, “as it was not allowed to be that way with the kids.”
The 13 year old girl became pregnant and had an abortion in February 2013.
Allen County Right to Life was aware of this 13-year-old girl having an abortion (non-identifying information only on her) and the abortionist not reporting it. This is the 13-year-old child that Allen County Right to Life reported in September for Dr Klopfer not following Indiana Law and reporting it.
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“This is precisely why child sexual abuse must be reported by the abortionist when a child conceives as a result of a rape and the baby is aborted. The perpetrators are protected when these horrific acts of sexual abuse targeting children when proper reporting does not occur or is delayed. Reporting as required by Indiana State Law should prompt an immediate investigation by authorities. It is unclear if reporting laws were followed in this case,” states Cathie Humbarger, Executive Director of Allen County Right to Life.
During an interview with police, the victim said Latham, who was 19 at the time they had sex, knew how old she was. She also admitted that she knew how old Latham was.
On Monday, Latham was charged with two felony counts of child molesting.