This is just the latest incident involving a TSA screener, many of whom are tasked with conducting invasive pat downs of children at airports, being charged or accused of child molestation.
As a report earlier this year by Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn highlighted, the fact that TSA agents are so routinely caught engaged in criminal behavior is by no means an aberration but stems “from TSA’s hiring practices and insufficient use of background checks.”
This includes the TSA’s recruitment policy which, instead of representing an “intelligent risk-based organization,” actually fails to conduct criminal and credit background checks on many of its employees while advertising “for employment at the Washington Reagan National Airport on pizza boxes and on advertisements above pumps at discount gas stations in the D.C. area.”
Back in May it emerged that a Catholic priest who had been defrocked over allegations of child sex abuse was subsequently hired by the TSA to work at Philadelphia International Airport.
This is just one of a number of examples of TSA agents being accused or charged with crimes related to the sexual abuse of minors or child pornography.
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