Boy Claims Sex Abuse After Border Separation, Seeks Millions

Law360 (October 17, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT) -- A father and son separated at the border sued the government for $6 million Thursday in Washington federal court, saying caretakers sexually abused the son and that the trauma suffered by families under the Trump administration's separation policy is not a "byproduct" but "the very point."

The two plaintiffs are identified in the complaint as E.L.A. and his 17-year-old son O.L.C., who say they were forcibly separated for nine months after traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border from Guatemala in 2018 while seeking asylum.

"The trauma that plaintiffs and other parents and children suffered was not an incidental byproduct of the policy," the complaint...

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