A professional twerk dancer says she was gang-r.a.p.e.d by two border patrol agents after being refused entry into Puerto Rico.
Geraldine Rodriguez Olivares – who dances professionally using the name Geri Hoops – says she was attacked on February 16 after being told by US border officials in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that she had traveled to the country on the wrong type of visa.
Rodriguez, 31, said a male customs agent had told her he knew she was a dancer, and that she should have traveled from her native Chile to the US on a work visa, rather than a holiday permit.
She told the Miami Herald how Customs and Border Patrol agents then ‘began to slap my butt and they threw money at me’ while she was in a private room awaiting deportation to the Dominican Republic, where she had traveled from.
Rodriguez, who is a famed dancer in her homeland, added: ‘I was so petrified that I peed myself.’
She said the s.e.x attack happened when two male agents came to check her for drugs, with the fearful dancer claiming to have told them: ‘If you’re going to rape me, kill me.’
Rodriguez said the pair stripped her, pressed her face against the wall and made her open her legs.
She said the men took turns to rape her, with her ordeal finally ending when a third man came to help her get dressed, before directing her towards a cot where she passed out.
The dancer says she was then given her phone and passport and marched in handcuffs onto a plane that flew to the Dominican Republic.
There, she was met by the Chilean consul after taking to social media to share details of her ordeal.
Explaining the toll the incident took on her health, Rodriguez said: ‘When I got to Chile, I only had one idea in my mind, and that was to kill myself.
‘I didn’t know how I was going to tell my boyfriend what they had done to me. I was ashamed.’
Rodgiruez returned home a week later and approached officials about what had happened, only to be informed it would be too late for them to obtain DNA evidence of the alleged sex attack.
Chilean prosecutors are now investigating the allegations while deciding what course of action to take.