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This Girl Aspired to be a Cop Until Her Mentor Officer Took Her Away and Raped Her

Las Cruces, NM — In 2011, Diana Guerrero, 17 at the time, was an aspiring young woman with hopes of becoming a police officer. Guerrero became a member of the Las Cruces police department’s high school intern program to pursue her dreams of law enforcement — when that dream turned into a nightmare.

Guerrero, who bravely came public after the incident, just settled a federal lawsuit for $3 million this week after her mentor officer in the high school intern program raped her.

“It had never occurred to me that a person who had earned a badge would do this,” she said.

During a ride along with Las Cruces police detective Michael Garcia, who was ironically “assigned to a unit that focused on child abuse and sex crimes investigations” at the time, the pair headed out to a crime scene. However, instead of going to the crime scene, Garcia took the young girl to a secluded location and forced himself on her.

“The defendant abused his authority as a sex crimes detective in the most horrific way, exploiting the victim’s trust in him to commit his egregious acts,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta for the Civil Rights Division, during Garcia’s trial.

In 2014, Garcia pleaded guilty to the assault and was sentenced to 9 years in prison.

For nearly two years after the assault, Guerrero kept quiet out of fear. However, after feeling “like a piece of trash” in 2013, Guerrero says she bumped into a female detective who asked her why she had ended the internship program. “I just blurted it out,” Guerrero told KVIA, describing how she finally built up the courage to expose her attacker.

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After Guerrero’s run in with the detective, without Garcia knowing it, his fellow detectives began investigating him and then confronted him with the allegations.  Garcia confessed to the assault on an audio recording. Its contents are stomach turning.

Here are some excerpts from the recording:

Garcia: I know I f***** up putting myself in that position, flirtatious.  I know she was 16, 17.  I don’t know how old she was.

Garcia: I said, “it should have never happened.” And I just, you know—and—it—it granted I know it was f****** wrong, f** me.

Garcia: Granted, I’m an adult violating a child.

KOB News also found out that Garcia’s department knew that he had problems, and yet they still allowed the teen to go out on a call with him.

A few years prior, records show that Detective Garcia had been reprimanded for having sex in his patrol car with a fellow officer’s girlfriend while drinking a bottle of wine.  A used condom and empty wine bottle confirmed his supervisors’ suspicions.

In the confession of the sexual assault on the intern, Garcia is heard saying,

“The badge gets you the pussy and the pussy gets you the badge.  I don’t think we even kissed.  I mean it was straight touching, touching!  It was like three f****** minutes.  Three minutes for the rest of my life.  I’m gonna f****** go away.

Once word in Las Cruces spread of this monster’s actions, an underage family member also came forward and alleged that Garcia had been raping her for years.

Below is the unedited audio from Garcia’s confession: WARNING CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE

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“I am most happy and satisfied that this lawsuit brought to light a cesspool of sexual violence and harassment that exists in police departments across this country,” Guerrero tells the AP and she’s correct. In only a six-year period, the AP exposed more than 1,000 officers who were fired for a range of sex crimes; it calls that number “unquestionably an undercount.”

According to KVIA, Guerrero now intends to pursue a career in nutrition.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.
  • Mike Walker

    They should let the girls he raped use his crotch for target practice, start with a 22 caliber and work up to 50 caliber. Hopefully he is getting raped multiple times a day in prison, and hopefully the other inmates kill him right before his release!!!

  • Matthew Johnson

    I just don’t get it, I mean I get it but really if the badge gets you pussy than why are you forcing yourself on children? Sick fuck probably has a little dick.

  • Giovanni Pincoletti

    At the risk of sounding callous, the rape which got her to abandon the program and her dream of being a cop was actually a blessing in disguise. Why would a 16-year-old female want to become a dick? Female cops are no better than male cops.

    I hope she finds something more positive to do with her life than being a cop. Are they putting too much fluoride in the waters of New Mexico? The rape didn’t shatter a dream, it ended a potential nightmare.

  • Cam Alft

    almost all of the cops and judges and DA’s involved in child porn,ironically have the biggest child porn stash on their computers at home and at work in their offices,that is where they most often get busted for child porn,and like the cop who raped 22 little boys worked at a school,or the judge who was busted with all the child porn,mainly worked in juvinile court and with underaged boys,so you see people,like minded people have this tendancy to work jobs that gets them closer to what they love…children.there was another cop that was teaching police explorer course to local kids,and he did the same thing,raped one of the girls in his class..people,open your eye’s,cops are criminals and they work for a criminal industry…the gov’t is corrupted to the core and these people willingly and knowingly work for thast very same corrupted system,they know it’s corrupted,so they themselves are corrupt and are most likely criminals to begin with,there was a serial rapist on the loose,and the cops found him sitting right next to them,he was going to be a cop,seconds away from being sworn in as a cop,they then got a tip where he was and what ya know,there he is,sitting and waiting to be sworn in,these criminals work together and cove rfor each other too and of course lie for each other and will get their gang brothers in blue off on every charge,or even go further to cover the dirty tracks of each other,corruption is their game,and they love it……….cops are criminals with a badge.