This was true even when this failure was (a) noted during the investigation and/or trial and (b) was a direct contributor to subsequent assaults on these children.
In reading the cases that follow, you will see incident after incident in which girls continued to be raped and sexually abused – sometimes for years – after the abortion clinic where they were taken ignored the state’s mandatory reporting law.
But once the situation was eventually revealed to the authorities, the perpetrator was arrested and the abuse ended immediately.
NOTE: Although we often knew the actual names of the victims in these cases, we chose not to identify them in this report. In 2001, 32-year-old Alfaro began sexually assaulting 11-year-old “Caitlin.” She became pregnant at 14 and he took her for an abortion.
It is clear no report was filed by the clinic since Alfaro continued to sexually assault Caitlin for approximately a year after the abortion.
It is important to understand several things about these cases.