TSA agents fired for groping attractive male travelers

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The badge and TSA logo patch are seen on the uniform of a Transportation Security Administration employee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

DENVER -- Two security agents at Denver International airport have been fired over allegations they manipulated the screening system to allow one of them to grope male travelers.

The TSA says a female screener worked with a male colleague to allow him to grope male passengers he thought were attractive.

According to officials, the female screener set her computer to indicate a woman was being screened so the machine would find an anomaly in the genital area, requiring a pat-down.

The female screener admitted to 11 such incidents.

TSA calls the alleged acts "egregious and intolerable."