In 2002, the Roman Catholic
Church defrocked Thomas Harkins because of allegations he
molested two grade-school girls. Harkins was never criminally
charged, but the church paid $195,000 to settle civil lawsuits.
Four months after he was removed from the priesthood, Harkins was
hired by the Transportation Security Administration to screen
airline passengers at Philadelphia International Airport. The
Philadelphia Inquirer reports he is still employed by the TSA, but
he has been promoted and no longer pats down passengers.
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