June 16, 2008, - 3:44 pm
Where is Jennifer Sedgebeer?: Sources Say ICE Agent Who Handcuffed Woman for Forced Sex is BACK @ ICE
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Jennifer Sedgebeer?
She’s the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent who–along with her cop boyfriend–illegally handcuffed a woman to a hot-tub overnight for refusing to perform sex acts on them.
Sedgebeer was placed on “administrative leave” for almost three years. That means you–the American taxpayer–paid for this deviant to have a tax-paid vacation for just under three years.
But my sources within ICE tell me that Ms. Sedgebeer, who works for ICE in the Dallas area, is back on the job. Yup, she committed a depraved criminal act and got away with it, apparently.
I’ve called ICE, but they’re not talking. Carl Rusnok, an ICE Public Affairs Officer, says that due to the Privacy Act, ICE cannot comment on whether or not Ms. Sedgebeer is back on the job. But, again, my sources tell me she is, indeed, back at work. If you work with Ms. Sedgebeer and can comment on the veracity of this report–which appears to be true–please e-mail me. As always, anonymity is guaranteed. (If Sedgebeer was no longer with the agency, they’d be allowed to tell me.)
Incredible. ICE and its incompetent chieftess, Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess,” claim to be fighting sexual predators and keeping them off the street, when they have this one working for them and have refused to discipline her or others–like Special Agent in Charge Frank Figueroa a/k/a “Frankie the Fig”–for their illicit sexual exploits.
This casts a giant pall on ICE agents–the majority of whom are dedicated, hard-working, and patriotic–when they have a “colleague” who handcuffed another woman to a hot tub because she refused to perform a sex act. That is criminal, it is depraved, and it is the behavior of a person completely unworthy of carrying a badge and a gun. It vastly dilutes the value of that badge.
As I noted back in 2005, a senior ICE agent whom I greatly respect noted that the following language had been dropped from the badges of the U.S. Customs Service for the new ICE credentials:
THIS OFFICER POSSESSES INTEGRITY AND IS WORTHY OF TRUST AND CONFIDENCE.
With even a few agents like Jennifer Sedgebeer–whose behavior is deviant, outrageous, and criminal–still on the job, the language omission, unfortunately, seems appropriate.
Sedgebeer’s boyfriend, Ron Dooley–who also participated in the handcuffing of this woman and trying to force her to perform sex acts–rightfully lost his job as an assistant chief of police and is now on probation.
Both of them should be behind bars. I wonder how Julie Myers would feel if she were the handcuffed woman in question. If an illegal alien did this, he/she would be in deep trouble. Ditto if a guard at Guantanamo Bay had done this to one of the terrorist detainees. Not so, I guess, if you’re an ICE agent and your victim is an average American.
This is a complete disgrace. Disgusting.