Friday, March 14, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Commits Suicide After Raping Three Honduran Nationals In South Texas

Esteban Manzanares

FBI find Border Patrol agent with self inflicted gunshot wound at his Mission Texas home and rescued a 14-year-old Honduran girl.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 14, 2014

Mission, Texas - On Thursday, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents rescued a 14-year-old undocumented Honduran girl who was kidnapped on late afternoon Wednesday shortly after crossing illegally into the U.S. near the Rio Grande River. The girl crossed the border illegally with her mother and another 14-year-old girl when Border Patrol Agent Manzanares took them into custody. 
While in custody, Manzanares sexually assaulted the mother and a 14-year-old girl and then attempted to kill them. The young girl lost consciousness when he tried to break her neck and the woman was left for dead after cutting her wrists. Other border patrol agents doing a routine patrol in the area found the woman near the border alive and later found the girl alive also. They told the agents that another agent had sexually assaulted them and left for dead.
The FBI and a Mission Police Department SWAT team went to Manzanares home at the 4700 block of South Shary Road where they heard a gunshot fired. When they entered the home, they found Manzanares dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. FBI agents found the 14-year-girl bound, with a sock in her mouth, injured and with her wrists cut, but alive. She told agents that Manzanares had kidnapped her from the border on Wednesday and sexually assaulted her after he got off work just before midnight going into Thursday.
The three females are from Honduras and had crossed over to the U.S. illegally on Wednesday. 
FBI agents are investigating,  if Manzanares is involved with other sexual assaults in the area of undocumented women.
Manzaneras was hired as a Border Patrol agent in 2008 and recently had filed for a divorce. The divorce came final at the end of January. He has two children, a 1-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son.

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