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Colorado mother Jamelyn Steenhoek said she was sickened by the Denver District Attorney’s Office refusal to file criminal charges against a Transportation Security Administration agent she says groped her in ways “as extensive as an exam” from a physician.
“I still feel as if a crime was committed, and as an individual American I am powerless to do anything about it,” Miss Steenhoek said to a local CBS affiliate following the district attorney’s decision on the Dec. 26 incident at Denver International Airport, which occurred as she was escorting her daughter to a flight.
District attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough told the station that the did not believe they could prove the TSA agent performed her duties in a way that was meant for sexual “gratification, arousal or abuse.”
Miss Steenhoek’s account of the incident “would be unable to prove … beyond a reasonable doubt,” Miss Kimbrough said.
The decision left Miss Steenhoek “sick to my stomach.”
“She cupped my crotch,” she said. “The part of the search that bothered most was the breast search. You could tell it shouldn’t take that much groping. To me it was as extensive as an exam from my physician … full touching and grabbing in the front. I felt uncomfortable, I felt violated.”
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