Thursday, July 26, 2012

Paulo Morales admits to groping breasts of three female passengers whilst working as a U.S. customs agent

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has admitted to sexually assaulting three women after taking them into custody at a Florida airport.

Paulo Morales, 47, pleaded guilty to groping the breasts of three women pulled aside at the Miami International Airport in January of 2011.

The indictment accused the CBP officer of intending to '...abuse, humiliate, and degrade [the victim] and to arouse and gratify the defendant's sexual desire.'

Appearing at the U.S District Court in Miami on Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to three civil rights offenses.

'This former Customs and Border Protection Officer misused his office and his power to sexually assault three women in his custody at Miami International Airport, in violation of their civil rights,' U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said in a statement. Read More