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Report: TSA Workers in Denver Fired for Groping

Impacting Travel | Rich Thomaselli | April 14, 2015

Report: TSA Workers in Denver Fired for Groping

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An eye-opening investigation by Brian Maass for CBS4 in Denver has uncovered a startling and uncomfortable revelation.

The television station found that “two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers."

According to CBS, it happened about a dozen times.

Maass used law enforcement reports to find evidence that a female TSA screener was involved in the manipulation of the scanning system that allowed her accomplice, a male TSA worker, to “grope” male passengers.

It was almost too shockingly simple to manipulate as well.

What would happen is, the male TSA worker would send a signal to his female colleague if he saw a male passenger that he found attractive coming through the security screener. The female TSA agent would then manipulate the scanning machine to show that a female passenger was coming through security. When the scanner picked up what it perceived to be an anomaly in the genital area of the passenger, it would then allow the male TSA worker to have justification to conduct a pat-down search of the male passenger.

However, Maass also reported that it took TSA investigators nearly three months to terminate the employees after first being alerted to the improprieties.

Denver police are investigating this as a possible sex crime.

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