No charges filed in Phoenix TSA groping case

2011-07-19T13:00:00Z 2011-08-09T00:37:31Z No charges filed in Phoenix TSA groping caseThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 19, 2011 1:00 pm  • 

PHOENIX — No charges have been filed against a Colorado woman arrested on suspicion of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent in Phoenix, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says.

After initially reviewing the case against 61-year-old Yukari Miyamae, the County Attorney determined the facts alleged did not rise to the level of a felony offense under state law and referred the matter to the Phoenix City Prosecutor for review and possible charging as a misdemeanor.

Police said Miyamae is accused of grabbing the left breast of an unidentified agent Thursday afternoon after the TSA said she refused to go through passenger screening. She was arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse, which is a felony.

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