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Rape victim at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted

(CNN)A young rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El Salvador judge Monday at the conclusion of a retrial. Evelyn Hernández, 21, was found innocent after the judge said there was not enough evidence to convict her, according to Hernández's defense team.In April 2016, Hernández was found on the floor of her bathroom drenched in blood. She was taken to a local emergency room in her hometown of El Carmen, roughly 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) east of the capital by her mother and a neighbor. Doctors who examined her saw signs of a delivery but no baby and reported her to the authorities. When local officials arrived at her home five hour ...
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