A Stratford woman has filed a lawsuit against two American female border guards alleging she was subjected to an unjustified strip-search and groped by one guard as the other watched.
Loretta Van Beek, 46, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday with the Detroit federal court stating the search violated her Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure.
Van Beek has a property in Georgia and crosses at the Ambassador Bridge several times a year. When she attempted to cross last March, she was taken aside when raspberries she didn't declare were discovered in her car by border protection agents.
Monday, February 14, 2011
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