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TSA Agents Fired Over “Egregious & Intolerable” Serial Groping Scheme at DEN

Two TSA agents at Denver’s airport have lost their jobs and stand accused of manipulating the screening process to fondle the genitals of attractive male passengers.

When an unnamed TSA screener at Denver International Airport (DEN) reported that a male colleague admitted to gaming security procedures in order to grope certain attractive travelers, she reported the disturbing confession to her superiors on November 18, 2014.

According to an investigative report by CBS4 Denver, it would be nearly three months before the TSA followed up on the anonymous complaint. When a supervisor finally observed the agent in secret at the center of the scandal in February, evidence came to light that seemed to confirm the troubling accusations.

According to a police report obtained by CBS4, the rogue TSA agent appeared to signal to an unnamed female accomplice who then entered an invalid gender identity into the scanning machine’s computer, thereby triggering the order for a pat-down as a result of a gender-specific anomaly identified by the scanner.

The conspiring TSA screeners allegedly took great pains to ensure that a specific male passenger was subject to particularly invasive pat-downs at the hands of the miscreant screener, who was then observed to “conduct a pat down of the passenger’s front groin and buttocks area with the palm of his hands, which is contradictory to TSA searching policy,” according to the police report.

The female  accomplice reportedly admitted to assisting the male screener so he could covertly tap passengers for unneeded pat-downs on at least 11 occasions. According to police, she tricked the scanning machine into ordering the pat-downs by typing in data that identified select male travelers as female.

A Denver Police Department investigation was stalled without charges being filed, despite security footage of one alleged incident, because the victim of the groping could not be identified beyond the fact that he was a Southwest Airlines customer.

TSA spokesman Ross Feinstein confirmed on Tuesday that both employees have been fired, describing their alleged actions as “egregious and intolerable”

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