Migrant children report sexual assaults while detained by U.S.

Migrant children report sexual assaults while detained by U.S.

Thousands of migrant children who crossed the southern border into the U.S. have reported they were sexually assaulted while in government custody, according to Department of Health and Human Services documents released Tuesday by Rep. Ted Deutch’s office.

In the past four years, 4,556 children said they were sexually assaulted while in the care of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, which takes custody of unaccompanied minors who cross the southern border alone and those who are separated from their families.

via USA Today Migrant children report sexual assaults while detained by U.S.