TSA Employees Manipulated Body Scanner So Male Employee Could Grope Men’s Genitals At Denver Airport

TSA Employees Manipulated Body Scanner So Male Employee Could Grope Men’s Genitals At Denver Airport

Few trust the TSA. While the need for security is undeniable, few trust the government agency that operates with too little oversight and who’s personnel hold entirely too much power in their hands. Now, according to the Daily Mail, two TSA employees’ actions have cast yet another pall upon the agency.

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Two TSA employees have been fired after they used the airport body scanner inappropriately to allow the male worker to fondle male passengers’ genitals.

The pair allegedly worked as a team to manipulate the results of a full body scanner at a security check-point in Denver International Airport last year, CBS4 reported.

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According to a Denver Police Department report seen by Daily Mail Online, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) received an anonymous tip in November last year that an employee had admitted to ‘groping’ men who came through security.

According to the report: ‘When a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine, he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is female.

‘When the screener does this, the scanning machine will indicate an anomaly in the genital area.’

The male TSA employee would then perform pat downs of the male passenger’s genitals at the Colorado airport.

Despite receiving an employee tip-off to the alleged sexual assaults in November, the TSA only investigated in February.

A TSA supervisor told police that he saw the male employee ‘give a signal’ then after the screening device showed the anomaly ‘conduct a pat down of the passenger’s front groin and buttocks area with the palms of his hands… contradictory to TSA searching policy’.

The female employee was questioned and admitted she had taken part in the assaults on unsuspecting passengers a total of 11 times.

Both employees were fired following the incident. The TSA said that efforts to find the male Southwest Airlines passenger who was targeted had been unsuccessful.

No other complaints have been made.

Denver Police Department were unable to file criminal charges because no victims had been identified.

The TSA refused to provide the names of the employees involved.

The agency told Daily Mail Online on Tuesday: ‘These alleged acts are egregious and intolerable. TSA has removed the two officers from the agency.

‘All allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated by the agency. And when substantiated, employees are held accountable.’

No, the TSA cannot be 100% certain that something like this could ever happen again. Still, this is hardly surprising; when one creates an environment where personnel are required to routinely violate the privacy and personal space of citizens who have done nothing wrong, we cannot be surprised when a few bad apples emerge to take things even further.

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