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Teen’s breasts exposed in invasive pat-down

November 22, 2012, 3:05 pmYahoo! New Zealand

Airport security officers pulled a teenage girl’s dress down and exposed her breasts during an invasive pat-down, a US Congressman claims.

Teen’s breasts exposed in invasive pat-down
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Airport security officers pulled a teenage girl’s dress down and exposed her breasts during an invasive pat-down, a US Congressman claims.

Ralph Hall, of Texas, says his great-niece was “badly mistreated” during security screening at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, the MailOnline reports.

He has instigated a federal investigation into the Transport Security Administration.

The incident involving his 17-year-old great-niece happened two years ago but has just been made public under the Freedom of Information Act because it was caught on CCTV footage.

She had been travelling to Australia with classmates from Southwest Christian School in Texas.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio participates in a ceremonial swearing in with congressman Ralph Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2011. Photo: AP


The Congressman wants the agent who conducted the pat-down fired.

But the TSA has released a statement to MailOnline saying the girl’s breast exposure was “accidental”.

“We regret that the incident of more than two years ago was one that caused embarrassment to the young lady, however, an investigation concluded that the event was accidental.”

The agency says the officer involved apologised and was given more training.

According to wsbtv, TSA documents say the girl’s dress straps slipped off her shoulders and exposed her breasts while her stomach was being patted down by an officer.


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  1. just like me05:36pm Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    ya right, it was an accident, abuse of power, more like it,

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  2. 12:16pm Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    That's very good Willie .... funny friday stories eh! ... If ever a Telivision Monitor Official was Required - It's here - In this Instance .... and the replay will be closely analysed ... after all Nobody wants to see the Ref make a Boob' of himself

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  3. seesee08:09am Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Good grief, that is totally shocking, but, think what a hullabaloo it would have been if it was her panties that had been pulled down by mistake. The mind boggles.

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  4. Willie07:23am Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I instantly thought the congressman in the picture was indicating the size of the ...............!!!! Have a good Friday - weekend is coming up!

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  5. Steiner02:46am Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Just as well he's a gongressman not a TMO. So after TWO years of replaying the footage and he's made his decision. I'm not surprised if he asked her to reenact the whole thing.He's worse than the TSA man.

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  6. Michael B12:56am Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    How tittilaating. Being the most popular story of the moment I clicked on it. Tut tut.... someone's seen an opportunity to make a few bucks. I don't get the pat down thing anyway, along with all the other security stuff. The whole unsavoury business puts me of traveling. I have never been much of a flier and reckon my next trip (home) will be my last.

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  7. Stephen11:10pm Thursday 22nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They're here!!!! NWO

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  8. Edward10:28pm Thursday 22nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This sadly to the chagrin of the poor girl may be a good thing since she is a family member of a Texas congressmen so finally someone in congress will start to realise just how invasive these TSA perverts and freaks and naked body scanners are. In fact don't go to America.THis is no way to greet the visitors to your country that are there to spend money.

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  9. Jeffrey09:24pm Thursday 22nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Isn't it interesting how they never Pat Down a Muslim??? Are they worried they may trigger the firing device???.

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  10. Harald07:19pm Thursday 22nd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    yeah right Mr.Congressman, just hold on to your cigar, it may be smoked by a girl if it's burning like with Monica and your former Mr.President and you may look at tits to get the fire

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