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Thousands of migrant children allegedly sexually assaulted while in US custody

Thousands of migrant children allegedly sexually assaulted while in US custody

Thousands of migrant children abused while in custody

There have been more than 4,500  allegations of sexual abuse committed against unaccompanied minors in  the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over  the past four years, according to internal agency documents released  Tuesday by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).

In addition, the documents showed more than 1,000 cases were reported to the Department of Justice.

The allegations include rumors of sexual  relationships between staff and minors and reports of staff forcibly  touching the genitals of minors, as well as inappropriate touching  between staff and minors.

Deutch said the agency provided the documents in response to a request for information from the House Judiciary Committee.

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