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Teen’s breasts exposed in invasive pat-down

November 23, 2012, 10:10 amYahoo!7

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. stephen10:30pm Sunday 25th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    You fools miss the point......if you want to go round exposing yourself thats YOUR CHOICE, our freedom of choice is being exterminated. All you fools worry about is a bit of breast..... FOOOOOOOOLLLLSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Will09:39pm Sunday 25th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What a load of childish, stupid, ignorant people making such a big fuss about something so trite. Accidents happen. Mistakes occur. Do you think a pair of teenage breasts deserve so much attention, debate and paranoia? While the world is witnessing wars, natural disasters poverty and huge financial disasters, we are busily preoccupied, discussing if those teen breasts should have or shouldnt have been exposed by the security guard who was just doing his duty and making sure of safety. Pathetic lot. Get a life

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  3. Glib11:35am Sunday 25th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    How can a quick breast exposure be exciting or shocking for anyone? We've all seen thousands of them. What an incredibly childish society we live in.

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  4. 02:08pm Saturday 24th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Timmy, regarding us rent-a-cop security officers, I do agree some of us are underpaid. I only grossed $76.000 last year, how much do you earn on the dole? When you say you personally know 3 convicted thiefs working as security guards, were they close friends of yours? Get a life and a real job

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  5. happy11:54am Saturday 24th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I cant wait for the tv mini series to come out after the drawn out law suit as happens in the mighty u.s.a

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  6. happy11:44am Saturday 24th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Earl M your wanka who said it was a male There are females out there who like cheap thrills to Just read the news

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  7. DOC11:13am Saturday 24th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Why wouldn't the media lie, they have a great teacher in our prime minister who denies it even when there is paperwork to prove her involvement. Why is she still in the job for boys and girls it seems!!!!!!!

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  8. timmy08:39am Saturday 24th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    US rent-a-cop security guards are the same as Australia's - badly trained, underpaid and usually from a somewhat dodgy background - I personally know 3 convicted thiefs working as security guards - inspires great confidence in our safety doesnt it? Watch for the wave of Indian guards just coming in now - Security Guards are the new Taxi Drivers........

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  9. Beerwolf09:38pm Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Did the tart ever hear of putting a bra on? What about the parents letting a 17 year old girl out without her bra on. Women dress like sluts and then winge when it all goes wrong.

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  10. RICHARDB08:24pm Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    As far as I'm concerned it is a form of paedophillia. Nobody should invade the privacy of a child. Why do I say child? 18 is the age to be called an adult and under that age a persons physical privacy should be sacred and respected totally. The damage to the young girl in question must surely be immense.Shame on the person who did this evil act.

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