ICE Failed to Report Sex Abuse Allegations

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Immigration detention centers have not been reporting all allegations of sexual abuse to headquarters, the Government Accountability Office said in a report issued Wednesday. Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement adopted rules for reporting sexual abuse and assault allegations, it has not put procedures in place to make sure incidents are reported to ICE headquarters, the GAO said.

The contractor providing ICE phone services in the fiscal years of 2010 to 2012 found that about 14 percent of calls to the Department of Homeland Security inspector general hotline from about 210 facilities did not connect. In some cases the calls went unanswered, the GAO said.

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