TSA Agent Arrested for Voyeurism at Sea-Tac Airport
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On Tuesday, a Transportation Security Administration agent was arrested for allegedly using a phone to take a video up a woman's skirt at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
According to NBCNews.com, Seattle police announced that 29-year-old TSA agent Nicholas Fernandez was arrested on a charge of voyeurism when witnesses saw the attempt, which took place on an escalator at the airport.
In response to the allegations, Fernandez has been removed from screening duties by TSA officials, and he has been suspended without pay. Fernandez is also accused of taking pictures of unsuspecting women in the past as well, and he was jailed in lieu of $7,500 bail.
“TSA does not tolerate illegal, unethical or immoral conduct,” TSA officials said in a statement. “When such conduct is alleged, TSA investigates it thoroughly. When appropriate, TSA requests that it be investigated by a law enforcement authority. When an investigation finds that misconduct has occurred, the appropriate action is taken.”
This wasn’t the first time TSA officials have dealt with employees being accused of lewd conduct. In 2015, the government agency was forced to fire two employees for allegedly groping male passengers in a security line.
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