Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that children held at a San Antonio facility for minors who have crossed the border illegally are being sexually assaulted, according to reports received by state agencies.
Abbott said that four separate complaints were sent to the federal Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday, according to Fox News.
The complaints alleged four separate kinds of child abuse were taking place at the Freeman Coliseum, one of the locations where children are being warehoused because border facilities do not have enough capacity to handle the flood of unaccompanied children crossing the border.
Federal officials said the site was holding about 1,645 minors and that 283 coronavirus-positive youth “remain in medical isolation,” according to KENS-TV.
Abbott said the facility should be closed.