Migrant kids in Arizona border station allege sexual assault and retaliation by U.S. agents. (1/5) https://nbcnews.to/2LbfbGP
A 15-year-old girl from Honduras describes a large, bearded officer putting his hands inside her bra, pulling down her underwear, and groping her as part of what was meant to be a routine pat down in front of other immigrants and officers. (2/5) https://nbcnews.to/2LbfbGP
Children said officers would get angry if they asked for anything. One child wore soiled underwear for the 10 days he was in the border station because he was afraid to ask officers for a clean pair, according to one report (3/5) https://nbcnews.to/2LbfbGP
16-year-old held in Yuma said he and others in cell complained about the taste of food and water they were given. Agents took mats out of their cell in retaliation, forcing them to sleep on concrete, reports collected by government case managers say (4/5) https://nbcnews.to/2LbfbGP
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection treats those in our custody with dignity and respect...The allegations do not align with common practice at our facilities and will be fully investigated," CBP spox said of the Yuma allegation (5/5) https://nbcnews.to/2LbfbGP #NBCNewsThreads
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