Chicago Police Officers Accused of Sexually Abusing Immigrant Children

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Here’s another reason why the border crisis is producing even more tragedies. The Chicago Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into allegations of sexual contact between officers and illegal immigrants and immigrants seeking shelter in police stations.


The investigation focuses on officers assigned to the Ogden District, and specific details about the number of officers involved and their current status are unknown. The city officials have expressed serious concern about the allegations and are closely monitoring the situation while emphasizing the importance of the well-being of all residents and newcomers.

The authorities are currently looking into the allegations:

Chicago police are investigating allegations that a group of officers had improper sexual relations with newly arrived immigrants.

Several officers from the Ogden District, covering Lawndale and Little Village, are being targeted in the probe, including at least one facing accusations of having sexual contact with a minor, law enforcement sources said Thursday.

As the city has struggled to accommodate an influx of new arrivals being sent from the southern U.S. border, controversy has brewed over the decision to temporarily house many of them at police stations. Despite the stiff criticism, allegations of serious misconduct by police officers had not previously been reported.

This story highlights the myriad of problems caused by the border crisis. It is not the first situation in which government negligence led to the abuse of minors. In 2021, a series of reports revealed how unaccompanied minors were being subject to sexual abuse and other types of maltreatment:


Earlier this year, reports brought to light the treatment of unaccompanied minors being held by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The establishment media largely ignored the revelations, but now, it appears there are other developments further describing the horrific treatment that many of these children have endured.

The New York Post reported:

Documents from an office in the Department of Health and Human Services reveal 33 instances of sexual abuse against unaccompanied illegal immigrant children stopped at the US border, according to a report.

The documents obtained from the Office of Refugee Resettlement show the sexual abuse happened between Jan. 21 and Feb. 25, right after President Biden took office and began reversing or ending many of his predecessor’s immigration policies.

Disturbing reports of sexual abuse against these children after their arrival in the United States highlight a deeply troubling reality. As allegations surface involving Chicago police officers and the treatment of unaccompanied minors in federal custody, it becomes clear that the Biden administration’s efforts to protect and support these vulnerable children are falling far short.

The ongoing internal investigation by the Chicago Police Department into allegations of improper sexual relations between officers and immigrants seeking shelter in police stations underscores a symptom of a bigger issue: the White House’s failure to deal with the situation at the southern border. Such incidents underscore the urgent need for comprehensive reforms to protect children in custody. The lack of transparency and the unknown details surrounding the number of officers involved and their current status further highlight the need for enhanced oversight and accountability.


The documents obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services shed light on the plight of unaccompanied minors subjected to sexual abuse while in federal custody. These 33 instances of abuse, occurring shortly after President Biden took office and implemented changes to immigration policies, expose the administration’s failure to provide adequate protection for vulnerable children. The gravity of these revelations cannot be overstated, even if the establishment media isn’t interested in detailing other cases of abuse.

The reported abuse incidents within the Chicago Police Department and those in federal custody are symptomatic of broader systemic failures in addressing the needs of children coming over the border. The alleged abuse occurring in the Windy City is not directly Biden’s fault – but the fact that his administration is not doing enough to address the ongoing influx of illegal immigrants into the country has created this mess.

The abuse faced by immigrant children after entering the country is a distressing reflection of the Biden administration’s failures to provide adequate care and protection. Immediate action is needed to address these systemic shortcomings, enhance oversight, and allocate resources to safeguard the well-being and dignity of these vulnerable children. The administration and Congress should be working to protect these individuals irrespective of their immigration status and working towards a more compassionate and effective approach to immigration policies. Unfortunately, given how this whole fiasco has shaken out, it does not seem the White House is up to the task.



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