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Honduran Woman’s Lawsuit Claims Years of Sexual Assault by ICE Agent

HeadlineOct 24, 2019

Back in the United States, a Honduran immigrant has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security in Connecticut, charging she was forced into sexual slavery by an immigration agent who threatened her with deportation. The woman, identified in the federal lawsuit as Jane Doe, says she was first recruited by ICE agent Wilfredo Rodriguez in 2006 to become an informant after her brother was arrested for entering the U.S. without documentation. She says Rodriguez later forced her into sex, warning she’d be deported if she didn’t obey and at one point threatening her with a gun. She says she was raped by Rodriguez as often as four times a week over a seven-year period, becoming pregnant three times. A spokesperson for ICE declined to comment on the lawsuit but confirmed Rodriguez no longer works for the agency.

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