TSA Employee Charged in Manassas Sex Assault

Police said man was wearing his uniform

A woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man who flashed a badge and was wearing a uniform in Manassas, Va., in the early morning hours Sunday.

Manassas police arrested a Transportation Security Administration employee in connection with the crime.

Police responded to the report of a sexual assault about 3:25 a.m. on the 10500 block of Winfield Place.  The victim said she and a friend were on the block when they were approached by an unknown man, who forced sexual contact on her. After interviewing the victim, police canvassed the immediate area in search of the perpetrator.

Authorities said a short distance away, they found 52-year-old Harold Glenn Rodman, who fit the victim's description. Rodman, an employee with the TSA, was exiting his house while police were canvassing, and he was taken into custody.

Rodman has been charged with aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy and abduction with intent to defile.

Police said Rodman was wearing his TSA uniform during the assault.

Rodman was immediately removed from security operations pending an investigation, according to the TSA.

"TSA holds its personnel to the highest professional and ethical standards, and investigates all allegations of misconduct," read a statement from the TSA. "TSA is working closely with local law enforcement on this matter. The disturbing allegations against this individual in no way reflect the work of the more than 50,000 security officers who every day ensure the security of the traveling public."

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