A 17-year-old Honduran national, who stated she was sexually assaulted on several occasions before entering the United States, was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

Friday, at approximately 8 p.m., Eagle Pass Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Honduran female, 17 years of age, CBP stated in a press release.

During the initial processing the teen, who was traveling unaccompanied, said that while traveling through Mexico from Honduras, she was sexually assaulted on numerous occasions from January to February, CBP stated.

She will be processed as per CBP guidelines the agency stated. The Honduran and Mexican consulates were informed, CBP said.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry.

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