Staff member at facility for migrant children arrested for allegedly molesting minor: police
KNXV / Phoenix Police
Fernando Magaz Negrete

via KNXV:

PHOENIX -- (KNXV) -- Police are investigating after an underage girl was reportedly touched inappropriately at a Southwest Key facility in Phoenix. According to the Phoenix Police Department, 32-year-old Fernando Magaz Negrete, who works at the facility was seen by a juvenile witness touching a 14-year-old victim inappropriately on June 27.

Court documents say a 16-year-old saw Negrete touching her roommate in their bedroom in June. The witness says she allegedly saw Negrete touching the girl's genitals and kissing her, court documents said. Additionally, Negrete was seen on surveillance video entering the girl's bedroom several times throughout the night.

Negrete was contacted by police on Tuesday and made statements regarding his involvement. He was booked into jail on charges of molestation, sexual abuse, and aggravated assault.

Tucson police have also investigated multiple molestations at local Southwest Key locations. According to police reports obtained from ProPublica, police investigated molestation claims dating to 2014. Around the country, migrant children have reported abuse, neglect and assault at immigrant detention facilities.

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