TSA agent, in uniform, charged with sexual assault

In Manassas, Virginia police have charged a TSA agent named Harold Glen Rodman, age 52, with sexual assault.

According to the victim, she and a friend were walking in a residential neighborhood around 3 in the morning on November 20th when they were approached by an unknown man in a uniform. She said he flashed his badge at them before the alleged assault.

The police later canvassed the area and found Rodman. He’s been charged with aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy, and abduction with intent to defile.

Perhaps he thought his uniform and tin badge conferred on him some kind of authority. And why not? TSA agents get away with all kinds of behavior at checkpoints; why not everywhere else?

This is hardly the first time a TSA agent has been charged with a serious crime. Bill Fisher and I have compiled a Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses that aggregates thousands of accounts of eyewitness testimony as well as police and court records.