A California performance of Cirque Du Soleil turned into “Sex Du Soleil” recently when two U.S. border agents allegedly had sex in front of other audience members before attacking them.
Broadcast reports indicate Kallie Helwig was performing oral sex on Gerald Torello Jr. in plain view of others including children during the May 27 event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds near San Diego.
“She had her head in his lap. It looked like her head and her hand were moving up and down and it looked like she was giving him oral sex in public,” an unidentified female witness told KFMB-TV.
The witness also claims Torello, the male agent, gave a 5-year-old boy a high-five during the incident, and there were other children present at the time.
“The guy was so lacking in judgment that he felt it was OK to give the boy a high-five while she was giving him [oral sex],” the witness added.
The couple was asked to stop by those in the audience, and the pair reportedly became enraged.
“While I’m watching her, she’s staring at me and she’s throwing punches in the air. And you can hear the guy saying, ‘You can take her, babe. I got your back,’” the woman said.
After the Cirque Du Soleil event ended, Agent Helwig allegedly punched the woman three times in the face, while Agent Torello got into a confrontation with the woman’s husband.
Helwig told deputies, “She wasn’t feeling well so she had her head on Torello’s lap and he was rubbing her stomach,” the report reads.
Helwig also claimed she was attacked first, though other witness accounts contradict her version.
Photographs show injuries to the face of the woman who claimed the agent attacked her. She said Helwig, ” … just turned around and socked me right on my left eye. She got me with a punch to the right jaw and left jaw. I had a black eye and a knot in my forehead.”
Both agents were off duty at the time of the incident, and Helwig was given a misdemeanor citation for battery while Torello was detained for being intoxicated in public.
Investigators say neither agent is charged with any sex-related crime because audience members did not witness any specific sexual contact.
Federal supervisors of the pair have issued a statement concerning the case, stating:
“All Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner while on or off duty. CBP stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission, and the overwhelming majority of CBP employees and officers perform their duties with honor and distinction, working tirelessly every day to keep our country safe. CBP takes every allegation of misconduct seriously and fully cooperates in the investigation of such allegations. Presently, the two employees in question have been assigned administrative duties.”