Jamelyn Steenhoek says TSA agent sexually assaulted her during search
Now, however, Highlands Ranch mom Jamelyn Steenhoek has filed a criminal complaint with Denver police accusing one agent of sexually assaulting her during a search.
Details about her claim and others below.
Allegations of TSA searches going too far aren't new. Back in December 2010, we reported about attorney Gary Fielder's lawsuit over pat-downs and body scans -- a document that prominently highlights events at Denver International Airport.
The suit, included below in its entirety, went nowhere, but Fielder's complaints became a cause célèbre among cage-rattlers such as Alex Jones, of Infowars fame.
Here's a Jones video on the subject.
The following year, Colorado's Yukari Miyamae was accused of grabbing and twisting a TSA agent's breast in Phoenix during a search. The charges were subsequently dropped, but before that, a Facebook page set up to raise money for Miyamae's legal defense became a repository for accounts about TSA staffers allegedly groping people in unacceptable ways. Here are several sample comments:
Good for you Yukari! They "patted" down my 6 week old baby girl! I wonder if she would have been arrested if she threw up on them???Also posted was the following video about TSA pat-downs, scored to the tune of Joe Cocker's Randy Newman cover, "You Can Leave Your Hat On."
Good for you. I was sexually molested by an TSA agent. Tried to report it to thier supervisor then the police no one would help me. I hope you can do something to stop what is going on in Phoenix.
Yukari, you're a hero. If what you did was sexual assault, how in hell does our own government justify their own molestation of little kids and the elderly wearing Depends diapers while guys in turbans and armed with explosives walk right past? I wonder how many little girls lost their virginity to a TSA worker. It is filth.
CBS4 notes that such gripes rarely result in criminal complaints filed against TSA agents for searches conducted as part of their job.
What pushed Steenhoek to take this step?
Continue for more about Jamelyn Steenhoek's complaint about an airport search, including photos, a video and the Fielder lawsuit.