Former TSA agent gets jail for tricking woman into baring breasts at airport
01/26/2021 10:39 am PST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (TCD) --
A former Transportation Security Administration agent was sentenced to two years of felony probation, 60 days in county jail, and 52 classes "to address sexual compulsion," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's Office announced Friday, Jan. 22.
Johnathon Lomeli was arrested in June 2019 and charged with false imprisonment after he was accused of "unlawfully detaining a woman and using fraud or deceit to get her to expose herself to him," the Attorney General's Office said.
Lomeli pleaded no contest to false imprisonment on Friday. He will also be required to pay restitution to the victim, and will be forbidden to work as a security guard in the future.
The Associated Press reported Lomeli "tricked a traveler into showing her breasts as she went through security at Los Angeles International Airport." Lomeli pleaded no contest to false imprisonment on Friday. Lomeli was charged with using fraud or deceit to falsely imprison the woman in June 2019.
The woman told investigators that Lomeli told her he had to look inside her bra to ensure she wasn't hiding anything, had her hold her pants away from her waist for a check, and then said he would take her to a private room for further security screening, prosecutors said.
But when they were alone on an elevator, Lomeli told the woman he could perform the screening there and ordered her to lift her shirt and show her breasts, then looked down her pants, she said. Lomeli then told the woman she was free to go and added that she had nice breasts, authorities said.
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