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Sex assault charges against senior BP Agent

Agent retired soon after indictment
Posted at 8:10 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 01:34:07-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A police report claiming sex assault charges against a high ranking Border Patrol agent describes a night of black out drinking and unwanted sex.

The charges are against now-retired agent Gustavo Zamora.

The Tucson Police Report says Gus Zamora was assistant Chief of the Yuma Sector, as the alleged victim of a sex crime, the woman is identified only as R.W.

She told investigators she had regarded Zamora as a friend, that he had a history of flirting with her, but she had kept things friends only.

She says she was assigned to Border Patrol's Tucson sector so Zamora offered to introduce her to his friend Roy Villareal, who's the Tucson sector chief.

R.W. told police they met at a Tucson restaurant, Villareal left quickly but a lot of heavy drinking followed. Three glasses of wine, five shots of tequila and a mixed drink for her; six beers and five shots of tequila for him.

She told police she did not remember leaving the restaurant.

The TPD report says surveillance video at this hotel shows R.W. falling to her knees as Zamora opens a gate to the hotel.

R.W. told police she found herself going in and out of consciousness in Zamora's hotel room -- in no condition to consent to sex.

The indictment charges Zamora with three different types of sexual contact with R-W.

Police say he told them he did have sex with the woman but neither of them were in condition to know what they were doing.

He retired from Border Patrol about three weeks after he was indicted. Each one of the four felonies charged against him carries a maximum sentence of twelve and a half years in prison.