- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Transportation Security Administration agent at Pittsburgh International Airport has been jailed on charges he sent sexually suggestive texts to a 13-year-old girl.

Fifty-one-year-old John Serak, of Baden, remained jailed Thursday on charges including unlawful contact with a minor.

The girl’s parents contacted police last March after finding messages from Serak referencing cuddling. An Allegheny County detective took over the girl’s phone account and continued to text with Serak through October, during which time police say Serak messaged about kissing and marrying her and saying she’d look “hot” in a bathing suit.

Serak worked as a Pittsburgh police officer before resigning in 2007. A TSA spokeswoman says Serak has been suspended from his job at the airport where he was an explosives expert.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Serak who faces a March 28 preliminary hearing.

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