Woman who groped TSA officer won’t face felony charges

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 15:18 EDT
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Felony charges will not be filed against a Colorado woman who is accused of groping a Transportation Security Administration officer at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Sixty-one-year old Yukari Mihamae had faced a felony count of sexual abuse after she allegedly squeezed and twisted the breast of a TSA officer at a security checkpoint.

“Ms. Miyamae felt panicked and experienced a volatile aversion to the TSA personnel violating her personal physical space,” her attorney explained. “She felt endangered and threatened based upon prior traumatizing security pat-downs, repugnance at the prospect of being touched again in such a violent and undignified manner, and instinctively pushed the female TSA agent away.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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