Border Patrol Agents Accused of Assault, Groping Each Other Near Child

Border fence along Juarez-El Paso border/istock photo
Steve Neavling 

A trial date has been for a pair of Border Patrol agents accused of assault and groping each other in a sexual manner in front of a child at a circus-like show in California, the DelMar-Carmel Valley Patch.

Agents Gerald Torello and Kallie Helwig are to stand trial Jan. 28 on misdemeanor charges of battery, annoying or molesting a child and performing lewd acts in public.

A witness, a Navy psychiatrist, told police the couple high-fived a child as they groped each other May 27, according to the Patch.

Prosecutors say the female agent, Hewig,  punched the witness in the face while the male agent Torello grabbed the victim’s arms.




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