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Border Patrol agent convicted of sexual assault
KEYETV.COM ^ | 13 APRIL 2007 | AP

Posted on 04/13/2007 4:52:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A 42-year-old Border Patrol agent was convicted Friday of taking a 23-year-old detainee to a motel and sexually assaulting her.

A federal grand jury deliberated about eight hours before convicting Scott Anthony Sullivan of Premont of violating the civil rights of a young woman by sexually assaulting her and causing bodily injury.

He faces up to life in prison at his June 27 sentencing. He was taken into custody pending the sentencing.

The woman is a U.S. citizen by birth who has grown up in Mexico and was traveling with family members to live with a relative in Dallas.

Testimony during the five-day trial showed Sullivan separated the woman from her family at the Falfurrias checkpoint on March 21, 2003, and took her birth certificate. He then arranged for her to be brought to the bus station in Falfurrias, where he said he would later return her birth certificate.

Sullivan finished his shift and drove to the bus station, but instead of returning the document took the woman to a motel and sexually assaulted her.

He brought her back to the bus station the next morning, giving her the birth certificate, a bus ticket and $20.

The investigation began after the Mexican Consulate contacted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General.


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1 posted on 04/13/2007 4:52:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Let him rot in jail.


2 posted on 04/13/2007 4:54:47 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He seems to have gone through awful lot of trouble to get into awful lot of trouble.

Time to do the time.


3 posted on 04/13/2007 4:58:24 PM PDT by The_Republican (So Dark The Con of Man)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Hydroshock; 3AngelaD; SaxxonWoods; prairiebreeze; Dr. Marten; ...

BP ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


4 posted on 04/13/2007 4:59:17 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This guy is going to give the rest of the Border Patrol agents a bad name and the drivebymedia will exploit it to the fullest.


5 posted on 04/13/2007 5:01:22 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
You mean Border Patrol Agents really can be bad, just like everybody else?
6 posted on 04/13/2007 5:05:20 PM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Hang ‘Em High!


7 posted on 04/13/2007 5:06:25 PM PDT by Marine Inspector (Shhh, I'm hunting RINOs.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
A federal grand jury deliberated about eight hours before convicting Scott Anthony Sullivan of Premont of violating the civil rights of a young woman by sexually assaulting her and causing bodily injury.

Grand Juries indict, not convict..

8 posted on 04/13/2007 5:12:51 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A life sentence for rape???? Gee and Bill Clinton is still walking free and making millions and only God knows how many women he’s violated.


9 posted on 04/13/2007 5:15:10 PM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Hang him. A 200’+ drop, and the rope not around his neck.


10 posted on 04/13/2007 5:18:54 PM PDT by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters!)
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To: Chena

Good place for him.


11 posted on 04/13/2007 5:21:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You’re right. (nice to see ya!)


12 posted on 04/13/2007 5:35:38 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I call BS on this.


13 posted on 04/13/2007 5:51:38 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This article seems to miss a part of the total story/trial according to the following article. What happened to the other charge involving the 16 yr old?.... Note: indictment info at link below.....

April 11, 2007 - 2:58PM

McALLEN — Jurors are expected to begin deliberations today in a sexual assault case against a former U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Scott Anthony Sullivan, 42, is accused of violating the civil rights of a girl and a woman in two separate incidents while working as a Border Patrol agent at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The case is heard before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa in federal court in McAllen.

The charges stem from two separate reports.

In the first charge, a woman accuses Sullivan of assaulting her on March 21, 2003, according to a federal indictment.

The second charge stems from a report filed by a 16-year-old that Sullivan molested her on Aug. 31, 2001.

Both of the alleged victims were given aliases in the indictment to protect their identities.
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Monitor staff writer Michael Barnett contributed to this report.
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Andres R. Martinez covers courts and general assignments for The Monitor. He can be reached at (956) 683-4434.


14 posted on 04/13/2007 6:12:41 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: Chena

Nice to see ya too!


15 posted on 04/13/2007 6:39:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: cardinal4
Yeah. I wonder what else might be hinky about this story.
16 posted on 04/13/2007 6:58:56 PM PDT by isrul
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To: deport

I’m suspicious about this entire case.


17 posted on 04/13/2007 7:02:17 PM PDT by isrul
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To: isrul

I’m suspicious about this entire case.


There seems to be little info in the media about it however apparently a jury did hear the case, deliberate and render the guilty verdict. If that’s the case then I’ll tend to go with the jury until the appellate process reverses that decision.


18 posted on 04/13/2007 7:21:33 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

*crickets* from the people who always have to chime in “just doing the crimes American’s won’t”


19 posted on 04/13/2007 8:12:50 PM PDT by QueenMeave
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*crickets* from the people who always have to chime in “just doing the crimes American’s won’t”

He was a Border Patrol Agent, the requirement is that you already ARE an American Citizen... duh.

20 posted on 04/14/2007 5:29:40 AM PDT by TLI (ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA, MMP AZ 2005, TxMMP El Paso Oct+April 2006 TxMMP Laredo - El Paso)
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To: TLI

making my point for me. Thanks!


21 posted on 04/15/2007 7:33:31 PM PDT by QueenMeave
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