KXAN: Asylum seeker alleging sexual assault at WilCo detention center freed

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – An asylum seeker who says a guard sexually assaulted her while she was in a Williamson County immigration detention facility has been released according to Grassroots Leadership — a group supporting her.

The group said Laura Monterrosa was released from detention at the Don T. Hutto facility on Friday evening after months of protesting and campaigning.

Last month, in a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S Reps. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, asked them to investigate how ICE handles sex assault cases in Texas immigration detention facilities.

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