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July 30, 2011
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TSA groping suspect cites childhood abduction

Police said 61-year-old Miyamae grabbed an agent's breast

Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. — The Colorado woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix's airport says she was abducted as a child and remains afraid of being touched by strangers.

Yukari Miyamae told KGNU radio in Boulder, Colo., that she was abducted at age 7 for several hours when she lived in Japan.

Police said 61-year-old Miyamae grabbed an agent's breast after the TSA says she refused to go through passenger screening.

Prosecutors have decided not to file felony charges against Miyamae.

The Daily Camera in Boulder reports Miyamae says she accidently touched the agent's breast when she tried to prevent a pat down search.

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