Posted on Apr 27, 2011
Two and a half weeks after an airport pat-down of a 6-year-old ended up on YouTube and in the mainstream media, the Transportation Security Administration is in the middle of another controversy. In a new video on YouTube and other websites, a tearful former Miss USA charges she was sexually violated during a TSA search. Susie Castillo said she was improperly touched by a screener at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport last week.
The TSA implemented its “enhanced pat-down” program in August as an alternative to the full-body X-ray scans now becoming standard at major airports. These body searches have infuriated a growing number of passengers, ranging from young women to elderly men with medical conditions. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano continues to defend the security measures, vowing they will remain in place for the “foreseeable future.” —KDG
Daily Mail:A former Miss USA has blasted airport screeners for groping her after she refused to go through a naked body scanner.Susie Castillo, now 31, complained that she was ‘violated’ by a female TSA agent at a security checkpoint at Dallas airport in Texas.
Miss Castillo, who held the Miss America title in 2003 and is now an actress, wept as she recounted her traumatic ordeal in a video filmed at the airport.