Another TSA agent charged with child porn

Yet another TSA agent has been brought up on child pornography charges. This makes a total of 12 child sex crimes — allegations and/or convictions — in 16 months.

TSA agent Jose E. Salgado, 59, of Chelsea was suspended from his job after his employers learned that local law enforcement agencies are pursuing criminal charges against him for the possession and sharing of pornographic images of children.

As we have reported before, child pornography is not new for TSA agents. These are the people pawing you and your children at airports.

Periodic arrests of TSA agents on sex charges across the nation have fueled criticism of the agency’s screening of its own employees, tasked with patting down the traveling public and keeping the airways safe. At least two other TSA officers assigned to Logan have faced sex charges in the past two years. Sex charges against others have been reported in Virginia, New Hampshire, Nevada, Georgia, and other states.

Ask yourself — does your workplace have this kind of record on child porn?

Nah, didn’t think so.

(Photo: Flickr/Alan Cleaver)