Thousands of unaccompanied minors allege sexual abuse in government custody

Posted March 1, 2019 10:57 pm by Editor

Thousands of unaccompanied minors allege sexual abuse in government custody

Washington D.C., Mar 1, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Thousands of migrant children and teens have reported being sexually abused or harassed while in government custody during the last four years, according to recently released government figures.

According to reports made public by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) earlier this week, between October 2014 and July 2018, there were 4,556 reports of sexual misconduct made to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement Of those reports, 1,303 were deemed serious enough to be referred to the Department of Justice.

“These HHS documents detail a staggering number of sexual assaults on unaccompanied children in their

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