Friday, February 11, 2011
A woman who claims to have been strip searched and aggressively groped for not declaring she was carrying raspberries across the border is suing U.S. authorities.
Loretta Van Beek, an interior designer, from Ontario, was travelling home from Georgia when she was sent for a secondary inspection in a windowless room.
The 46-year-old said the two female agents ordered her to strip and told her they were ‘about to get intimate’.
One agent then ‘aggressively groped her breasts and genital area’ for an extended period of time while the other one watched, it is alleged, before she was photographed, fingerprinted and sent back to Canada.
This article was posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 at 8:08 am