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ICE supervisor investigated for sex party allegations

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An investigation was underway Wednesday into whether a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement supervisor, while on the job, solicited subordinates at their downtown San Diego office to attend "swinger" parties, it was reported.

A complaint to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security made earlier this year detailed the supervisor's alleged efforts to recruit employees for sex parties at his home, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The complaint has since been referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility, which investigates employee misconduct accusations.

Federal employees alleged the supervisor abused his authority when he approached them during work hours at the Enforcement and Removal Operations office to coerce them into attending the parties, which were held at the home he shared with his wife -- also an ICE agent -- while their children were home, but not in the room, the Union-Tribune reported. Requests were also made via text message.

The complaint alleged that rookie employees agreed to participate because they were intimidated or believed it would help them get promoted.

The accusations of "gross sexual misconduct" came as the number of complaints involving the San Diego office were increasing. Previous complaints allege employees have been subjected to racial slurs, discrimination and retaliation. In the past fiscal year, 13 Equal Employment Opportunity complaints were filed from the San Diego office, the Union-Tribune reported.

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