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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:19 PM

Immigrant detainee who alleged abuse to receive therapy

Source: Associated Press


Updated 7:07 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A federal judge agreed to outside mental-health treatment for a Salvadoran woman seeking asylum who said a guard groped her inside the immigration detention facility where she's been held for months, an advocate told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman agreed to an order Tuesday that would force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release Laura Monterrosa-Flores on a weekly basis to receive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, according to Antonio Marcano, a spokesman for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which has sued on Monterrosa-Flores' behalf.

Monterrosa-Flores is being detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center outside Austin. According to her lawsuit, Monterrosa-Flores attempted suicide in January.

While the AP doesn't usually identify alleged victims of sexual assault, Monterrosa-Flores has agreed to come forward publicly. She told the AP in December that she believed ICE and the facility guards were trying to intimidate her.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Immigrant-detainee-who-alleged-abuse-to-receive-12750937.php

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Judi Lynn Mar 2018 OP
catrose Mar 2018 #1

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:21 PM

1. She was being kept in solitary

until she changed her story. I don't see where they've revoked that. People were going to the center to visit her, just so she could get out of solitary for a few minutes.

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