Two years ago, a 13-year- old girl's story gripped many the world over and went viral on various news platforms.
Ashley from Elwood, Indiana, was raped by her brother’s friend and became pregnant.
Ashley prosecuted her rapist, and he was charged and convicted on three counts as she wasn’t his only victim.
This story tugged on the heart strings of millions of Americans as this young girl chose to carry her child to term and gave birth to a beautiful little boy she named Aiden.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana even weighed in on Ashley’s tragic story via their official Facebook page by posting a link to an article written in the Indianapolis Star by saying the following: “As this article notes, heartbreaking stories like this are all too common in Indiana, which ranks second in the number of teen sexual assaults. Comprehensive sex ed can make a difference in preventing sexual assaults.” It seems as if Planned Parenthood feels that giving rapist more sexual education will keep them from raping women.
Ashley, now 15, is a freshman in high school and has adapted to her new role as student and young mother.
According to an article in Viral Shack, after the birth of Aiden, Ashley returned to school, but much to her shock, discovered that the boy who was convicted of raping her was allowed to attend the same school.
Her rapist, who was also a minor when the crime occurred, was protected as a juvenile and his identity was never released.
Ashley was quickly taken out of the main school by her parents and put into an alternate school, so she could continue her studies without incident. Ashley is excelling in her classes and is a straight A student.