TSA Screeners Won’t Be Charged In Groping Case

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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."

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