El Salvador probes alleged cases of child abuse in US detention centres

SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador is investigating three alleged cases of sexual abuse of minors in US immigrant detention centres, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday (Aug 15).

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Salvadorans Abroad, Liduvina Magarin, told reporters that consulate officials were using private attorneys to investigate the cases of alleged abuse at shelters in the US state of Arizona.

She did not provide further information.