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Lihue TSA Worker Sues, Claims Sex Assault
By Selected News Articles @ 11:46 PM :: 10892 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Tourism

by Purna Nemani, Courthouse News

…Nilda C. Marugame, a TSA at Lihue airport, sued the TSA's governmental parent, the Department of Homeland Security, in Federal Court.

Marugame claims a TSA investigator (TSI) "sexually assaulted her" on Aug. 26, 2009.

Five days later, she says, she "attempted to notify the Assistant Federal Security Director of sexual assaults in the workplace by a Transportation Security Investigator."

On Sept. 4, 2009, she says, "the Assistant Federal Security Director coerced Marugame into signing a typed statement that the Assistant Federal Security Director had previously prepared. The statement described the sexual assaults in the workplace by a Transportation Security Investigator as consensual rather than as unwelcome sexual advances."

She adds: "Marugame was at least the third woman to report unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace by this same Transportation Security Investigator….

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