Middle school principal allegedly impregnated minor, took to Planned Parenthood for abortion

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A former middle school principal in Indiana has been arrested for allegedly seducing and impregnating a minor student whom he later took for an abortion at Planned Parenthood.

According to WANE-TV, Peter A. Downey, 58, is facing two counts of felony child seduction for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a high school student who had an externship at New Haven Middle School in Fort Wayne, where he was the principal at the time. A probable cause affidavit filed Thursday in Allen Superior Court revealed that he first kissed the girl in his office when she was 16 years old, and committed statutory rape upon the victim three months later in his mother’s home. He then brought her to various hotels in Fort Wayne, as well as to his own home and the middle school building, to continue his sexual abuse.

His victim told police that when she became pregnant by Downey in 2008 at age 17, Downey drove her to a Planned Parenthood abortion facility on North LaSalle Street in Chicago for an abortion. This Planned Parenthood location has a history of botched abortions. The victim was able to provide police with the records from that abortion at Planned Parenthood which had both her and Downey’s names on them. Downey’s ex-wife said he was with the victim while she herself was giving birth to their daughter — and confirmed that the phone number listed on Planned Parenthood’s records was the landline to the couple’s home when they were married.

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WANE-TV said it is not known why it took so long for charges to be brought against Downey, and noted that the “relationship” ended in 2013. Planned Parenthood has a long history of failing to report the abortions of underage girls despite the fact that it is a mandated reporter of even suspected sexual abuse.

Live Action’s Aiding Abusers investigation revealed evidence of Planned Parenthood’s participation in covering up child abuse and protecting abusers in order to financially profit from their victims’ abortions. Testimonies from victims, state health department records, testimonies from former Planned Parenthood staff, undercover investigations, and a Loyola University study on sex trafficking all prove that Planned Parenthood has a horrible habit of protecting child sexual abusers.


According to news reports and a sheriff’s report, Planned Parenthood allegedly told a 15-year-old rape victim and her mother that it wasn’t worth the “hassle” for them to report the girl’s rape to police and miscoded the incident as “consensual” sex. Likewise, Planned Parenthood failed to report the possible abuse of a teenage girl even after committing three abortions on her, allowing her abusive father to continue raping her for seven years. The abortion corporation also failed to report the suspected abuse of a 14-year-old girl who was taken to them by her swim coach who had been sexually abusing her for years, allowing the abuse to continue for her and other victims.

Based on these and other instances of Planned Parenthood’s failure to report abuse, it is not surprising that Downey was able to get away with the abuse for so long. How many other girls might an abuser assault while Planned Parenthood turns a blind eye to the abuse so it can profit financially?

Downey is scheduled to appear before a judge this week.

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