TSA Agent Arrested at the Airport on Child Sex Charges

A Denver TSA agent was arrested while on duty over 12 felony counts of child sex charges.

The charges against Barnett are sexual assault on a child, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child as a pattern of abuse.

Apparently the alleged abuse was opposite sex so maybe his official duties that the TSA claims mistakenly get confused with sexual assault wouldn’t have been gratifying since the agency doesn’t permit same sex intimate screening. The agent has been dismissed from the agency.

That policy wasn’t a help at the same Denver airport where screeners manipulated nude-o-scopes to flag attractive passengers for fellow agents to grope.

Apparently this is just another one of a few bad apples who in no way undermine the hard work that thousands of men and women at the TSA do to keep us safe, day in and day out.

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  1. Gary, you only have room for 3 more TSA incidents before you have to start adding words to your last sentence.

  2. Thank you Gary for posting this. It’s important to know these things are happening with an agency that was summoned for no apparent reason only to waste valuable resources.

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