A 27-year-old Ohio man was charged with rape Wednesday after impregnating a 10-year-old girl who had traveled to Indiana to have an abortion due to Ohio’s abortion trigger law.

Gershon Fuentes confessed that he had raped the child at least two different times, according to police in Columbus, Ohio. Det. Jeffrey Huhn testified that the girl had a medical abortion in Indianapolis.

The case was referenced Friday by President Joe Biden, who spoke from the White House. "Imagine being that little girl I’m serious. Just imagine being that little girl," Biden said.

The arrest came after the news about the rape was questioned by Ohio’s governor and attorney general. Both are Republicans.

"We have regular contact with prosecutors and local police and sheriffs — not a whisper anywhere," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost told Fox News host Jesse Watters earlier this week.

"I know the cops and prosecutors in this state There's not one of them that wouldn't be turning over every rock, looking for this guy and they would have charged him. They wouldn't leave him loose on the streets ... I'm not saying it could not have happened. What I'm saying to you is there is not a damn scintilla of evidence," Yost added in a later interview with the USA TODAY Network Ohio bureau.

The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed Tuesday with the headline, "An Abortion Story Too Good to Confirm." The Journal, which used the phrase "fanciful tales," posted an editor's note Wednesday that the Columbus Dispatch had reported that a man was charged with rape.

The 10-year-old’s story recently drew attention when a local physician who provides abortion services shared the story with the Indianapolis Star. The physician said the girl was "six weeks and three days pregnant."

Huhn also testified that DNA from the clinic in Indianapolis is being tested against samples from Fuentes.