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A two-year sex trafficking investigation in Arizona seems to be coming apart. Charges against two of the seven defendants have been dropped, and prosecutors say they expect to drop at least some of the charges against other defendants The problem is that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who participated in the investigation are refusing to testify. And while we don't know exactly why they won't testify, a local newspaper reports that official documents show the investigators took part in sex acts with women in the massages parlors they were investigating. "It is unclear how an ICE officer having sexual relations with human trafficking victims in Mohave County, Arizona, protects the nation from terrorist attack or secures the borders," wrote Brad Rideout, an attorney for one of the defendants wrote in a court filing.

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  1. “I went to the massage parlor yada, yada, yada I refuse to testify.”

  2. What are you serious guys.
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  3. “It is unclear how an ICE officer having sexual relations with human trafficking victims in Mohave County, Arizona, protects the nation from terrorist attack or secures the borders,” wrote Brad Rideout, an attorney for one of the defendants wrote in a court filing.

    Well, it may be unclear to you, but you’re not a highly-trained law enforcement officer securing the border and protecting the nation from terrorist attack now are you? “Coming right at me” covers a multitude of situations, at a variety of prices.

    1. Hey, border patrol is a stressful job.

  4. It is unclear how an ICE officer having sexual relations with human trafficking victims in Mohave County, Arizona, protects the nation from terrorist attack or secures the borders…

    Their further employment with the United States federal government should be contingent on them testifying, but of course officials and prosecutors can’t allow this false narrative to be exposed. The judge probably doesn’t want to see it, either.

    1. “Our understanding of (Homeland Security) policy is that their investigators are allowed to participate in sex acts while working undercover,” Doyle said.

      Homeland Security agents followed Homeland Security procedures, Doyle said, which differed greatly from Havasu’s own.

      Well, hell, if the police chief is correct I guess it doesn’t matter as far as ICE official policy is concerned.

      1. Nice work if you can get for some people, I guess.

      2. They’re either victims or not. If they are victims then the pigs are committing rape and should go to prison for it.

      3. Look, realistically, since police are allowed to do drugs, commit violence, even murder people while under cover – it simply doesn’t make sense that they can’t rape slaves while undercover.

  5. If the ending was happy, why is there a need to testify?

  6. Just begs for female undercover officers to cover the other half of the immigrant flood.

    1. Sting operations exposing honeypots set by the same agencies?

  7. “agents who participated in the investigation are refusing to testify”

    Is that a thing now? Can anyone refuse to testify? Are they taking the 5th?

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