Immigrant Woman Attempts Suicide at Detention Center After Facing Punishment for Avoiding Guard Who Sexually Abused Her

January 17, 2018

“There are enough eyes looking at this that something should have happened already to make sure that Laura is in a safe place,” said Carson. “No victim of sexual abuse should be forced to live with their abuser.”

Claudia Muñoz, programs director at Grassroots Leadership, called the case “heart-wrenching.”

“It’s just inhumane to force this victim of sexual abuse to have to relive that abuse everyday by being forced to confront her abuser over and over again,” she said. “Laura can’t escape this pain. She can’t get the treatment she needs.”