PHOENIX – AN employee at a non-profit organization that houses immigrant children separated from their parents at the border is booked on suspicion of murdering a 14-year-old girl at one of the facilities in Phoenix.
Police say the 32-year-old Fernando Magaz Negrete kissed and fondled the girl in her bedroom at the facility on June 27 at a meeting to witness the girl’s 16-year-old roommate.
It was not immediately known if he a lawyer.
Southwest Key, which operates the facility, declined to say whether the 14-year-old girl was an immigrant, who was separated from her parents at the border.
The facility where the alleged abuse took place was visited on 28 June by the first lady Melania Trump, who met with people who have been affected directly by her husband of the hard-line immigration policies.