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Friday October 5, 2012

Latino Blotter:  Customs Agent Paulo Morales Sentenced for Groping Women at Miami Airport

Latino Blotter:  Customs Agent Paulo Morales Sentenced for Groping Women at Miami Airport

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Paulo Morales, 48, of Miami, was sentenced to 33 months in prison along with one year supervised release, the Justice Department announced.  In July, Morales, a former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.

Morales admitted that on various dates while working as an officer with CBP at the Miami International Airport, he groped the breasts of three separate women without their consent and while they were in custody.

“This officer abandoned his commitment to legitimate law enforcement and used his power to abuse women in his custody,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

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