Border Patrol Agent Found Not Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Fellow Agent

Former Border Patrol Agent Gustavo Zamora. Mug shot via Pima County Sheriff’s Office

By Steve Neavling

A former Border Patrol agent charged with sexually assaulting a fellow agent in a hotel room has been found not guilty by a jury. 

Gustavo Zamora was assistant chief for Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector when he was accused of sexually assaulting a junior agent in a hotel room after both became intoxicated at a nearby restaurant in Tucson. 

Zamora was indicted on sexual assault charges in October 2019.

Three days after his arrest, he retired. 

During a trial this month, the jury found him not guilty. 

Both he and the alleged victim testified. 

“While the prosecution had advocated for a different result, we respect the verdict of the jury,” the Pima County Attorney’s Office said in a news release. “The PCAO will continue to support all victims of crime, including victims of sexual assault in its pursuit of justice.”

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