Published on: Monday, August 7, 2023

Allegation: For seven years, ICE officer repeatedly rapes undocumented Honduran immigrant under threat of deportation. When he eventually leaves his job with ICE, he tells her that "[i]f you go and ruin my life, I'll kill you." Four years later, after revealing the abuse to a different ICE officer who advises her to retain a lawyer, she sues. District court: But the statute of limitations under the Federal Tort Claims Act is only two years. Second Circuit: Take another look; there's an argument for equitable tolling here given the "extraordinary reasons" why her claims were not brought within the statute of limitations.

The case is Doe v. U.S. et al., No. 22-843 (2d Cir. Aug. 4, 2023).