Allegations that San Diego-based U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees recruited co-workers for sex parties were unsubstantiated, officials said Monday.
The San Diego Union Tribune published a report in October 2015 detailing a months-long investigation into allegations made about a supervisor by employees at the ICE Enforcement Removal Operations office.
Employees claimed they had been asked to attend “private swinger sex parties” at the home of a supervisor, according to the Union-Tribune report.
"The anonymous complaint was initially submitted last year to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General in Washington, D.C.," ICE Public Affairs Officer Lauren Mack said Monday.
The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) interviewed witnesses and employees regarding the claim and closed the case when the investigation showed the allegations to be untrue.
"While OPR’s exhaustive investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing, the distress and loss of reputation experienced by San Diego ERO personnel due to the premature release of information in this matter is highly regrettable," Mack said in a written statement.