Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blue Grass Airport (KLEX) Employee Charged With Sexual Abuse Resigns

A Lexington Blue Grass Airport TSA manager charged with sexually abusing a female employee has resigned. 

 According to court documents, the victim told police Shane A. Hinkle, 38, touched her breasts and put his hand down her pants twice on two separate occasions, the first on July 31 and the second time on Aug. 4. The citation indicates the incidents both happened at the airport, and the acts on Aug. 4 were recorded on video.

Police arrested Hinkle Monday afternoon and charged him with four counts of sexual abuse. He resigned on August 6, and the TSA released a statement saying, "Shane Hinkle is no longer employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and expects all employees to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism. After TSA leadership was notified of the allegations Aug. 6, the employee was immediately placed on administrative leave and the agency commenced an investigation."

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