Agents with the Department of Homeland Security (HSI) in Arizona coerced suspected human trafficking victims to perform sexual acts on them during a three-year investigation that later collapsed after the officers’ conduct became publicly known.
Protected & Served!
The investigation—dubbed ‘Operation Asian Touch’— saw federal agents pay for and receive at least 17 sexual acts from ‘Asian females’ working in eight different massage parlours in Mohave County, over a five-month period in 2018. Hey, at least they paid for it. Using our money of course .
The sex-trafficking probe began in May 2016 after Havasu police received complaints that local massage parlors were offering erotic extras to their foot and back rub services. The HSI were called in by police in 2018 following suspicions the women might be victims of human-trafficking.
Boy they really got on top of that one. Bet they responded fast than they would have with any other crime…
Internal ICE documents show the offices were given permission by their supervisors to go through with the sexual acts, research from the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University suggests.
“No baby, it wasn’t cheating. It was for my job! The boss said it was OK! “
‘These girls were victimized again by the agency who was supposed to be protecting them,’ retired HSI senior agent Louie Garcia said.
Initially, Garcia said he was told, agency officials in Washington DC, ‘wanted heads to roll,’ but the issue quietly went away. The U.S. Attorney’s Office received a ‘brief’ call from ICE internal investigators, but in the end only a low-level supervisor was disciplined.+9
The investigation—dubbed ‘Operation Asian Touch’— saw federal agents pay for and receive at least 17 sexual acts from ‘Asian females’ working in eight different massage parlours in Mohave County, over a five-month period in 2018
I know you feel safer now.