BILLINGS, Mont. — A Mexican man who settled a lawsuit over claims that he was raped in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Montana is expected to be deported.
Yellowstone Public Radio reported Tuesday that Audemio Orozco-Ramirez has spent the last five months in a detention center in Aurora, Colorado after he was taken into custody by ICE during a routine check-in in Billings. His attorney, Mitchell Shen, confirmed the impending deportation.
Orozco-Ramirez entered the United States illegally two decades ago, and he was initially detained by ICE following a traffic stop in Montana in 2013. He says he was then raped while in ICE custody in Jefferson County.
Orozco-Ramirez settled with the county in 2016 for $125,000.
The Associated Press typically doesn’t name rape victims, but Orozco-Ramirez has talked publicly about his case.