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Police charge innocent woman for anus and vagina drugs search

by | 16th, June 2016

Ashley Cervantes was 17 when US Customs and Border Protection on the Mexico border spotted her. Was she carrying drugs? They searched her vagina and anus. Then they sent her to hospital for an X-ray. Seven hours later Ashley Cervantes was released and handed a bill f0r $575.

The Arizona Capitol Times adds:

Attorney Brian Marchetti said they accused the woman, 18 at the time, of possessing drugs. When she denied that was true, they took her into a detention room where, during the next several hours, she was handcuffed to a chair, had several dogs sniff her, and eventually taken into a separate room where she was patted down and asked to squat so female investigators could visually inspect her.

All that, said Marchetti, occurred without her consent or a warrant. In fact, he said, a request to call her mother was denied.

It was what happened next that Marchetti charges clearly violated his client’s rights.

He said an agent of Customs and Border Protection signed a “Treatment

Authorization Request” to have her taken to a medical facility as an alleged “potential internal carrier of foreign substance.” That form, he said, requested an X-ray.

Instead, Marchetti said Cervantes was taken in handcuffs to Holy Cross Hospital where the doctor probed her anus and vagina.

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