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TSA, The Pervert’s Paradise

May 29, 2012 by  

TSA, The Pervert’s Paradise
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Ever wonder what Transportation Security Officers did at their previous jobs?

What happens to Catholic priests who are kicked out of the church for allegations of sexual abuse? One in Philadelphia works for none other than the Transportation Security Administration.

According to CBS 3 in Philadelphia, Thomas Harkins, a former Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations, now holds a TSA security post at Philadelphia International Airport.

In 2002, Harkins was removed from his position as a priest in the Diocese of Camden in southern New Jersey because the church believed he sexually abused two young girls. A third woman is now claiming she also is one of Harkins’ victims in a new lawsuit.

The suit filed in Federal court against the Camden Diocese accuses Harkins of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl 10 to 15 times between  1980 and 1981. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the alleged victim, claims the abuse occurred while Harkins was a priest at Saint Anthony of Padua parish in Hammonton, N.J.

TSA officials told the news station that Harkins’ title is “Transportation Security Manager, Baggage,” so he deals mostly with luggage, not passengers. The TSA also said that allegations of sexual misconduct in Harkins’ past did not show up on a background check because the Camden Diocese settled the first two lawsuits.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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