Report: Clint border agent accused of harassing mother of migrant child in custody

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EL PASO — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who worked in Clint, Texas, is accused of using Facebook Live to harass the mother of a 12-year-old migrant boy who was in custody, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.

The Post obtained a complaint filed with CBP and interviewed the mother. According to the newspaper, the complaint outlines conversations between the agent and the Guatemalan woman, who lives in California. The agent allegedly sent her Facebook messages and asked her to watch a live video of him masturbating. The woman’s 12-year-old son was in custody at the Clint Border Patrol station where the agent worked.

The woman told the Post she was allowed to speak by phone to her son and had hoped the communication would provide information about her son, but she instead endured sexual advances from the agent.

A CBP spokesman told the Post that the agency was aware of the allegations and that an investigation was underway, but said CBP could not comment on the ongoing probe.

In a statement to CNN’s Priscilla Alvarez, CBP said the agency “is aware and is investigating this matter, but cannot comment on an ongoing investigation,” and that, “the vast majority of CBP employees are dedicated, honest, compassionate and fair professionals. This alleged conduct is not in line with our code of conduct and will not be tolerated.”

As CNN note, the Post tried unsuccessfully to reach the agent. The newspaper did not name him nor the child’s mother.

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