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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Esteban Manzanares: Border Patrol Agent Allegedly Raped 14-Year-Old Honduran Girl

     Before becoming a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2008, Esteban Manzanares, a resident of McAllen, Texas, a town on the Mexican border, worked as a jail guard and served in the Army National Guard. He had been married two years to his wife Susana, a woman he'd met online in 2000.

     In August 2013, Esteban and Susana separated. He moved from their home in Edinburg into an apartment in nearby Mission, Texas. The couple's two children, a girl and a boy, one and six-years-old respectively, remained with their mother. The divorce became final in February 2014.

     After the separation, the 32-year-old border patrol agent and his 30-year-old ex-wife remained on good terms. As far as she could tell, he was mentally sound and remained devoted to his children who both suffered from cystic fibrosis.

      But at work, agent Manzanares had gone rogue. Two women who had crossed the Rio Grande into Texas illegally reported that they had been raped by a border patrol agent. The details of the crime and the victim's description of the rapist led FBI agents and border patrol personnel to suspect Manzanares. They did not, however, have enough evidence to charge him or place him on administrative leave.

     Working with a cloud of suspicion over his head, a few hours prior to the end of his daytime patrol shift on March 12, 2014, Manzanares encountered a young woman and two 14-year-old girls in a Hidalgo County park a few miles from Mexico. The woman immediately identified herself and the girls as Honduran nationals who had just entered the county illegally.

     Manzanares handcuffed the females and put them in his patrol truck, but instead of taking them to a border patrol station, he drove them to a remote spot a few miles away. In this scrub-filled no-man's land, Manzanares sexually assaulted the women and the girls, one of whom was the older victim's daughter.

     Following the assaults, Manazanares put one of the girls back into his truck and drove off leaving the woman and her daughter in the wilderness. The border patrol agent drove to his apartment in Mission where left his victim tied up. Later that night he returned to his apartment and raped the girl.

     In the meantime, the mother and daughter had been picked up and taken to the McAllen Medical Center. Their description of the man who had assaulted them led to a search of Manazanares' patrol truck. Inside the vehicle searchers found blood stains and pieces of duct tape.

     During the early morning hours of March 13, 2014, two FBI agents showed up at Manzanares' apartment in Mission. They knocked on the door and heard, from inside the dwelling, a gunshot. The agents called for backup. Members of the Mission Police Department's SWAT team broke into the apartment. Inside officers found the 14-year-old Honduran girl. She was nude and bound, but alive. Manzanares had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.


10 comments:

  1. What happens to the victims? I hope they get the help they need to get thru this assaults.

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    1. The victims made a crime when they crossed, knowing the risks. Unfortunely the citizens taxes are going to give them the help. Out of the blue, we r convicting someone without the proof. Do WE know 100% he assaulted them. Did anyone ever think about the family of the accuser, what they are going thru. This man has been JUDGE and CRUCIFIED by everyone without knowing that facts but only by word of mouth. Hope the truth comes out good or bad and his family find closure.

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    2. What do you think happen sir?

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    3. MR. WRITTER:
      Can you explain this paragraph on the bottom to me alittle better. I got very confused! What date did this incident happen? What sector was he working at that time?

      **** Two women who had crossed the Rio Grande into Texas illegally reported that they had been raped by a border patrol agent. The details of the crime and the victim's description of the rapist led FBI agents and border patrol personnel to suspect Manzanares. They did not, however, have enough evidence to charge him or place him on administrative leave.

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  2. What happen to our rights, INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. There are some stuff wrong here 1) It was 8Years married 2) Divorced January. And unfortunately people are just taking stories out of there ass. Where are the Evidence that points to him, just because it was his apartment doesn't mean he did it. There could be so many senerious. Its weird how they easy new it was him. The illegals only said it was a man in green, how many bp work in that shift. Can it be possible for a one man to do that crime. Could had someone frame him. Could someone been there with him at the apartment Could someone had murder him. There is alot of corruption down here. Did he see something he wasn't supposed to. How come they dont say how he blame himself to protect his partner from getting in trouble. His partner never told him there was an unrestrain illegal female on the back of the unit. He went back there to get his binoculars and left the hitch open still unaware of this female. She got the chance to escape and he took all the blame. What happen to his partner punishment, why only him. C/S How can they say it was human blood without sending it to forensic, and was he the one that placed the tape. I aint taking noone side but until you show me the proof to accused him, he will remain INNOCENT. We all know how people will do anything to be in the u.s, plus its like winning the lotto for the illegals while the us citizens gets screwed by are own system. Am not saying they are not saying the truth. But money talks. Media will remain always talking about the negative stuff just for ratings, not caring whos reputation they hurt nor the family.

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    1. Mistake # 3) Met 2004

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    2. One time a attorney told me " If something happen to you, in my office. Guess who they are going to blame"

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  3. How can the title be written like that without, him being charged for the crime. Forensic has not yet proven he sexually assaulted her or the other vicitms.

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  4. Guess you missed the part about bloodstains, duct tape and the bound and naked 14 year old. He your relative or something?

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