Critics say TSA comment 'opens door to pedophiles' (Video)

Children's advocates warn touching kids not a 'game'Posted: December 12, 2010 11:04 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily

It was a suggestion from a Transportation Security Administration official from several years back that airport security personnel should treat as a "game" their pat-downs of little children, but it's raising alarms among those who advocate for children because the agency has not repudiated it.

The comment was from James Marchand, who was serving as TSA director in Houston, over an apparently aggressive pat-down of a 3-year-old child that left the little one screaming, "Don't touch me!"

Marchand, in his explanation at the time, said, "You try to make it as best you can for that child to come through. If you can come up with some kind of a game to play with a child, it makes it a lot easier."

A video of the incident, which has attracted renewed interest because of the enhanced screening procedures that were instituted just weeks ago by the TSA, is posted:

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