TSA worker accused of assault did jail time for stalking, harassment

By David Edwards
Friday, November 26, 2010 11:23 EDT
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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Georgia has also spent time in jail for stalking and harassment, an investigation by WTSB-TV has found.

Randall Scott King, 49, was left in critical condition when he attempted suicide Tuesday evening after allegedly abducting, and sexually assaulting a woman, then giving her a suicide note to deliver.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that King, who worked at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, kidnapped the woman from the Lakewood MARTA station Wednesday night.

King allegedly retrained the woman in the parking lot and drove her to his home where the sexual assault is said to have taken place.

The woman said that she was then released and given a suicide note, with instructions for delivery. When a relative took the woman to the Police Department, she was still wearing the “leopard print, novelty handcuffs.”

After a review of Clinton County court records, WTSB-TV’s Tom Regan found that “King was charged with nine offenses of harassment and stalking by communication in January 2001.”

A court clerk told Regan that King pleaded guilty and spent three months in jail for skipping a court appearance.

The WTSB-TV reporter found that misdemeanor harassing and stalking is not included on the TSA’s long list of “disqualifying offenses.”

Brent Brown, a security expert in Smyrna, Georgia, told Regan that King should not have been employed by the TSA.

“This type of misdemeanor, this is harassment,” Brown said. “You’re putting a person in a public area. I would say that would disqualify him for employment.”

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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