They got the boot from the Transportation Security
Administration, but no charges will be filed against 2 DEN security screeners
accused of conspiring to fondle attractive male passengers, prosecutors said.
The TSA screeners, a man and a woman, were dismissed
after a 6 month investigation. The Denver district attorney's office says
prosecutors were unable to corroborate the claims or to prove that one of the
screeners was actually working at Denver International Airport on the dates of
the alleged incidents. Prosecutors also said some of the allegations were
outside the statute of limitations.
According to a police report, the male screener would
give a signal to the female screener when a male passenger arrived whom he
thought was attractive. She would then falsely enter the sex of the passenger
as female, so the machine would report an anomaly that triggered a pat down of
the passenger's groin, police said. The male screener would perform that part
of the operation.
The woman told TSA investigators that she did this for
the other officer at least 10 times, according to the police report.
"These alleged acts are egregious and
intolerable," the TSA said in a statement in April. "TSA has removed
2 officers from the agency."