One reported that she was attacked in Mexico; six said they were assaulted in South Texas. I asked him why, and he answered me that he was doing this to me because I was the prettiest one of the three. He always stood up and sat down, and stood up and sat down. The younger one said, “Come with me.”I said, “Where are we going? But then when they took me and put me in the car, I felt frustrated and alone. When they brought me to Laredo, I told a doctor what happened.
One said she was attacked in both Mexico and South Texas. There are people who sort of discard you when they know what happened to you. ” And he said, “We’re going to catch up with them ahead.”He bit my mouth so I could not cry out. He said, “Don’t feel like you’re the only one that this happened to.
In an unusual turn, the girls filed legal claims against the federal government, which settled the case in 2018 for 5,000.
At least five of the women who were assaulted — in one case, bound with duct tape, raped and stabbed — were attacked not by migrant smugglers, who are often the perpetrators, but by on-duty Border Patrol agents and Customs officers.
For weeks in that locked room, the men she had paid to get her safely to the United States drugged her with pills and cocaine, refusing to let her out even to bathe.
“I think that since they put me in that room, they killed me,” she said.
The Times interviewed eight migrant women from Central America who were sexually assaulted between 20 — women still struggling with nightmares, depression and in some cases, thoughts of suicide. They kept asking me why I was crying and I couldn’t explain.In July, a 23-year-old Honduran woman told the authorities that she was sexually assaulted in a bedroom closet by a smuggler who had helped her and her sister cross into the South Texas city of Mission.The following month, a sheriff’s deputy in San Antonio was charged with sexually assaulting the 4-year-old daughter of an undocumented Guatemalan woman and threatening to have her deported if she reported the abuse.She said a series of men came into the house over the next several days and raped her. I thank God because everything that I suffered, they’re the happiness that came out of that.“Because I didn’t want to let them, they tied my feet together and my hands behind my back,” Lucy said. I was thinking about my little brother, who’s in Honduras, and I’d never see him again.