The Transportation Security Administration keeps getting hit with scandal after scandal — from thieving agents to employees with ridiculous demands, or those who leave creepy notes in passengers’ bags. And now, in an even ickier development, a TSA agent who worked at Boston’s Logan International Airport has been nabbed as part of a sweeping child pornography crackdown.
The Boston Herald says the man was one of 55 Massachusetts people snared in the effort. He was suspended from his job when his employers became aware of charges against him for the possession and sharing of pornographic images of children.
“TSA has been cooperating fully with our law enforcement partners during the investigation into this matter,” TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis said. “Upon learning of these charges, TSA took immediate action and the individual is not working at the airport.”
The agent’s name came up after representatives of more than 20 Bay State police departments announced the arrest of 32 men in Operation Corral, a weeklong roundup of child pornography suspects across the state. The man wasn’t one of those arrested, but he has been charged.
“This is just a drop in the bucket,” said state police Sgt. Michael Hill of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
He’s not the only TSA agent to have sex charges leveled against him recently, notes the Boston Herald, which raises questions about the TSA’s screening methods for its employees. Not to mention all that thieving and creepy note-leaving.
TSA agent among 55 caught in kid porn net [Boston Herald]