Father outraged by 'invasive' TSA pat-down of 10-year-old daughter

A father is calling the pat-down Transportation Security Administration agents gave his 10-year-old daughter "inappropriate" and "invasive."

>> Read more trending stories

Kevin Payne, of San Diego, said it happened at the Raleigh-Durham International airport  as he and his family were headed home to California. They were going through security when a juice box in his daughter's purse and a false positive for explosives put TSA agents on alert. The young girl was pulled aside and patted down by a female agent.

"They just kept doing it over and over," Payne's daughter, Vendela, added. "I felt very uncomfortable. I felt like screaming."

The TSA said a cellphone in the girl's bag required "additional resolution procedures." Payne recorded the 2 minute pat-down on his cellphone. 

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 At MLK ceremony, Kemp gets an earful from his critics 
  2. 2 Former R. Kelly manager surrenders on terroristic threats charge
  3. 3 East Point woman among Americans killed in Syria bombing

"I thought it was incredibly inappropriate, very invasive and it really violated my daughter," he said.

Payne said he planned to file a complaint.

The TSA said "the process by which the child was patted down followed approved procedures."

More from AJC