Arizona border patrol agent who assaulted woman he met on dating app charged for raping multiple women over 7 years

Arizona border patrol agent who assaulted woman he met on dating app charged for raping multiple women over 7 years

An Arizona border patrol agent has been accused of raping multiple women over a period of seven years. The 33-year-old was finally arrested on Tuesday, May 21. 

Steve Charles Holmes was charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault, according to Tucson Police's press release announcement, stated a report by People. On May 13, authorities were made aware of a border patrol agent who had allegedly assaulted a woman. The woman revealed that she had met Holmes on an online dating app and he had identified himself as a border patrol agent. 

When the pair had gone out on a date together, Holmes had allegedly sexually assaulted the woman. During their investigation, authorities found additional women who allegedly had similar experiences with Holmes over the course of seven years between 2012 and 2019. Tucson Police Sgt. Pete Dugan shared that Holmes was on several dating apps and police uncovered "multiple victims with similar reports occurring from January 2012 to January 2019."

The Customs and Border Protection released a statement that said, "We do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty, and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged misconduct by our personnel." Holmes was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail. It is not known whether he has an attorney. 

The news follows many scandals being reported about the border patrol which has been slammed by the masses for its cruel and harrowing mistreatment of immigrants. Last December, a seven-year-old child died of septic shock, fever, and dehydration after she spent around eight hours in custody without food or water. The girl and her father were with a group of 163 migrants who had turned themselves into Border Patrol south of New Mexico. They had not had any food or water for days.

It is "unclear" whether the girl was given any attention or care and started having seizures after eight hours of custody. She was then rushed to a local hospital where she died after going into cardiac arrest, according to a report.


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