A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center…

Date: July 28, 2018

01) A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center

“According to immigrant-rights advocates, a 6-year-old girl separated from her mother under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy was sexually abused while at an Arizona detention facility run by Southwest Key Programs. The child was then made to sign a form acknowledging that she was told to maintain her distance from her alleged abuser, who is an older child being held at the same detention facility.

The girl, who is only identified by the initials D.L., and her mother had been fleeing gang violence in their native Guatemala. According to the family, the pair entered the United States at a point of entry in El Paso, Texas, on May 24, where they presented Border Patrol authorities with paperwork claiming that they had “credible fear” that returning to Guatemala would result in harm. On May 26, government officials separated D.L. from her mother and sent her to Casa Glendale, a shelter outside of Phoenix operated by Southwest Key Programs. It was there that the alleged abuse occurred.

…On June 11, D.L.’s father received a phone call from Southwest Key explaining that a boy had fondled his daughter and other girls. According to family spokesperson Mark Lane, D.L.’s father was told not to worry, because Southwest Key was changing some of its protocols and such abuse would not happen again.

…Lane says that D.L.’s father asked to speak with a social worker, but, despite promises from the facility, he never heard from one.

A Southwest Key Programs document obtained by The Nation confirms that D.L. was reported to have been sexually abused on June 4, 2018. On June 12, one day after D.L.’s father was contacted, the 6-year-old girl was presented with the form stating that, as part of the facility’s intervention protocol, she had been instructed to “maintain my distance from the other youth involved” and had been provided “psychoeducation,” described in the document as “reporting abuse” and “good touch bad touch.” The form…shows D.L’s “signature”—a single letter “D,” next to the characterization of her as “tender age”—which supposedly confirms that D.L understands “that it is my responsibility to follow the safety plan” reviewed with her.

On June 22, Southwest Key again contacted D.L.’s father and informed him that the same boy initially cited for abuse had hit and fondled D.L. again.

In Texas, where the nonprofit operates a number of children’s shelters, facilities have been cited for hundreds of violations over the past three years. Southwest Key is expected to be paid $458 million by the federal government this year.”

My…what a sticky web we weave…mmmmmm?…

The same government which terrorizes MAPs like me, based on it’s own demented paranoia [that I’m supposedly going to rape or grope somebody]…has made an open path for little children to be forced into sexual encounters…

Given the insanity and incompetence of the U.S. government…this is no shock at all, to anybody who actually pays attention…

…It is, however, useful to note and document this sort of thing, wherever it happens.


…Because she’s a Mexican six year old, she got one brief counseling session, along with demands that she maintain a distance from the boy who sexually touched her?

…That’s quite the about face, given how allegedly “life destroying” a sexual touch is claimed to be for a prepubescent child…isn’t it?…

…I mean…these are the U.S. government’s official hands and representatives, to carry out these children’s protection, after all…

…Just seems mighty hypocritical, to me.

And one last elephant in this room…

…Will there be no prosecution, with regards to the boy who allegedly assaulted all these Mexican girls?…

This happened inside a U.S. jurisdiction, where it is objectively a crime, after all.

…If it happens at the hands of a citizen, which the U.S. government considers it’s own property, they’re all over that opportunity to virtue signal, and get another human body into their punitive, surveillance and slave labor chattel system…even when the alleged act took place, outside of U.S. jurisdictions…

…But, where it comes to kids they cant legally keep and detain, indefinitely?…or just don’t care about?…

…I guess, these kid’s trauma isn’t so relevant, where there’s no path to political power and financial profit in the mix.

…Am I wrong?

3 thoughts on “A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center…

  1. Yure

    I think that reaction is because the practice is already widespread and those facilities can not punish all those sexually active children. That would aggravate everything. I think that’s just the only case that was reported, out of many that fly under the news radar.

  2. feinmann0

    But Steve, the kid is Mexican and, just like all the thousands of other immigrant-status kids wrenched from their families just inside the US border, worthy of endless inhumanity … do you really expect empathy from the devil incarnate?

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      Heck no, I don’t expect such…

      …But I’m going to take every opportunity, to point out they are “the devil incarnate”.

      Hypocrites deserve being recognized as such.

      It’s sad, when the best thing we can say about this…is that…at least these Mexican kids didn’t suffer the fates, of the really unlucky kids touched by U.S. inhumanity…

      …Those ones end up loosing life and limb.


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