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Woman who alleged sexual assault by guards at El Paso ICE facility is being deported

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El Paso's ICE Processing Center on Montana Avenue.

EL PASO, Texas -- A woman who alleged she was assaulted by two guards at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in El Paso was being deported Monday night, her attorney said.

The Mexican woman was identified as Jane Doe 1 in complaints of sexual assault and harassment at ICE’s El Paso Processing Center filed last month by two women and one man, said her attorney, Linda Corchado of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. El Paso Matters does not identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault.

Corchado said her client spoke with the FBI and DHS inspector general on Aug. 19. Because Jane Doe 1 fears persecution and torture in Mexico, she will be difficult for investigators to find as they continue their investigation, her attorney said.

“From what I can see, this is a situation where my client risked her life, gave investigators a personal tour of the facility, identified camera blind areas in front of her attackers with investigators by her side, spoke with investigators for five hours, gave them various leads including phone numbers from guards who were sexually harassing her and one who assaulted her, sat around detention for 21 days with no legal authority and after she complained about it and we filed a request for habeas, she’s no longer relevant,” Corchado said in a Monday evening email to the El Paso district attorney and the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security.

El Paso Matters has reached out to an ICE spokesperson for comment.

In the August complaint filed with state and federal prosecutors and the DHS inspector general, Jane Doe 1 said two guards forcibly kissed her and touched her intimate areas on multiple occasions between November 2019 and June 2020. The assaults occurred in areas that were out of view of surveillance cameras, she said.

Corchado had asked ICE to release Jane Doe 1 from custody during the investigation.

“This is the fastest deportation I’ve ever seen. They notified me of the declination to release at 4:10 (p.m. Monday) and she was in civilian clothes and set for deportation by 5:40. How does that not look like they’re trying to make this problem just disappear?” she said.

Corchado criticized Corey Price, field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in El Paso.

“No one has a stronger interest than Corey Price to ensure that investigators have robust access to a critical witness like my client, but instead he opted to disappear her today,” Corchado said.

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  1. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Case closed. Nothing but superfluous allegations from a desperate woman that didn’t want to come here legally. Damn fool woman. Like Lily Tomlin said in Laugh-in. And that is the truth.

      1. Yes and you are the result alberto pedo muerto. A disgusting POS mentally deranged asshole. Your black mamma should have aborted you but she was high in meth like you are.

    1. Jamesben is the local white maggot on the block who married a jap. Walking in front of her feeling mucho macho because he was suppressed all his miserable white life.

  2. We need to know the truth. These guards were representatives of our nation on the world stage. If this person was abused while in our custody we need to know about it and severely punish any culpable individuals. Her poverty and immigration status are completely irrelevant. People who support and would overlook this kind of crime are criminals themselves and do not belong in law enforcement.

    1. You don’t need to know jack shit moron. You’re not real. Just a figment of dumbass Alberto Velarde’s demented psycho imagination. She is getting her fat ass deported and there is nothing you can do about it.

    2. And then we have this madam turner: Three brothers have been accused of raping a 10-year-old girl after forcing their way into a bathroom where she was hiding, Louisiana authorities said. One of them remains a fugitive.
      Brothers Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez, both 35, were arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 13, news outlets reported. Authorities are searching for the third brother, Elder Paz Perez, 31. Guess what? Illegals doing what they do best. Raping children.

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