Three U.S Customs Officers Accused Of Sexual Assault As Part Of “Rituals” Including “Rape Table”

A few officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency are stunned by accusations against their partners at Newark Airport in New Jersey.

Three officers said they were sexually assaulted as a part of rituals that included being duct-taped to a table nicknamed as the “rape table.”

Incident

The casualties said that no one took off their clothes. However, some officers forced themselves and rubbed the victims’ genital parts and grabbed them while strapped to the table. According to the officers, such a ritual has been going around for years.

“Hazing wouldn’t do this justice,” CBP policeman Vito Degironimo said. “This is complete assault. They take you in a room and your fellow officers are all watching as officers grab you.”

Diana Cifuentes and Dan Arencibia luckily avoided the table but they both experienced harassment from officers. Cifuentes said that someone pointed a gun at her in the office.

Months after the alleged abuse, Degironimo wrote an internal complaint and filed it.  Degironimo along with two others are thinking of filing a lawsuit.

Saying he knew stories of 17 likewise assaults, Charlie Smith, a CBP agent, verified the three officers’ allegations

“Everybody has the same story,” Smith said. “Their MO is always the same. There’s a supervisor who turned the lights off in the room. They’d call [the victim] into the room, so it was pitch-black when he came in. They threw him down on the table and did what they did.”

Investigation

Following this terrible incident, CPB said that it is collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security and also affirmed that it is doing its best in the investigations.

“We do not tolerate corruption or abuse within our ranks, and we cooperate fully with all criminal or administrative investigations of alleged misconduct by any of our personnel, whether it occurs on or off duty,” a CPB spokesman stated. “An investigation of the hazing allegations is ongoing, led by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General with the assistance of the CBP Office of Professional Responsibility.”



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