- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A mother, her teenage daughter and a teenage family friend have sued the United States government over the alleged sexual assault committed by a Border Patrol agent who later killed himself.

The three allege federal agencies should have stopped Esteban Manzanares before a March 12, 2014, attack in which he allegedly kidnapped and attacked the two girls.

The Brownsville Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Oy3xvh) that the three women were Honduran immigrants who now live in Virginia, according to their lawsuit filed in December.

Manzanares allegedly tied one teenager to a bed and raped her. The woman was able to escape and eventually contact authorities, who stormed into the agent’s apartment. They found the teenager tied down and Manzanares dead.

The Border Patrol declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, https://www.brownsvilleherald.com

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