A private Facebook group frequented by current and former U.S. Border Patrol agents has become a hotbed of controversy after leaked images showed members sharing lewd pictures Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and suggesting a heart-rending photo of a drowned migrant and his toddler daughter was staged.
Screen captures of some postings include a Photoshopped image depicting the New York Democratic socialist congresswoman performing oral sex on a migrant man, and another portraying President Donald Trump forcing her head into his lap for another sex act.
The group, first noted by the center-left news website Pro Publica, has 9,500 members.
In one message thread, a member posted a now-famous Associated Press photograph of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, face down in the Rio Grande after drowning during a failed attempt to reach the United States.
'I HAVE NEVER SEEN FLOATERS LIKE THIS,' the person wrote, suggesting it could be 'another edited photo. We've all seen the dems and liberal parties do some pretty sick things.'
New York Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew vicious attacks in a private Facebook group from current and past U.S. Border Patrol agents who depicted her in sex acts with President Trump and with an arrested migrant man
The nonprofit news service Pro Publica published this image, which it said was posted to the Facebook group and depicted Ocasio-Cortez being forced to engage in oral sex with President Donald Trump
One member of the 'I am 10-15' group – it's named for the radio code used when an illegal immigrant is detained – suggested that a news photograph of a man and his toddler daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande was staged
But most of the outrage Monday from news of the secret Facebook page focused on Ocasio-Cortez, who planned to visit a border shelter Monday afternoon near El Paso along with