Thomas Gordon, Jr.,Â aÂ TSA agent working at the Philadelphia International Airport, has been arrested and charged with distributing more than 100 child sexual abuse images on the social networking site Facebook.Â Â Officials say he uploaded pornographic images of young girls to various Facebook accounts, and even appeared in one image wearing his blue TSA uniform.
The TSA has come under scrutiny recently for its controversial pat down procedures. Last week at an airport in New Orleans, the parents of a 6-year old girl claim their daughter was “groped” by a female TSA agent during a pat down – and a video of the procedure surfaced on YouTube.
The indictment against Gordon alleges he used as many as six separate Facebook accounts and multiple names “to upload and store images of sexual exploitation of minor children.”
Authorities, acting on a tip by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, began investigating Gordon on March 10.