A third case of a forced body cavity search has been uncovered by a New Mexico television station, which earlier reported on two men who forcibly were administered X-ray tests and anal exams after a police drug dog incorrectly alerted on them.
Now, KOB-TV in Albuquerque is reporting a case involving a woman.
The station said Laura Schaur Ives of the New Mexico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is representing the woman, who doesn’t want to be identified publicly.
Ives said the woman considers herself a victim of sexual assault after she was attacked as she crossed the border from Juarez, Mexico, to El Paso.
The station reported a dog alerted to the woman, who said federal agents stripped searched her at the facility, asked her to undress, to spread her genitalia and to cough. Female agents also allegedly pressed their fingers into her vagina looking for drugs.
Nothing was found, according to the report, so the woman said she was taken to the University Medical Center of El Paso.
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