Imelda Cortez: Raped woman faces 20 years in jail for trying to abort her attacker's baby
'Imelda is being treated as a criminal, not as a victim of sexual violence,' lawyer says
Nov 12, 2018
A young woman in El Salvador who fell pregnant after being repeatedly raped from the age of 11 by her stepfather could face up to two decades in jail for allegedly attempting to abort his child.
Imelda Cortez became pregnant at the age of 18 and denies trying to abort the baby, which is a crime under any circumstances in El Salvador.