In an appalling revelation, an American Airlines flight attendant is accused of attempting to sexually exploit children and possessing child pornography, focusing on the secret recording of young girls in aircraft lavatories. The accused, Estes Carter Thompson III, has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice and faces serious consequences for his alleged actions.
Their Accusation and Charges were Shocking
Estes Carter Thompson III, an American Airlines employee, was accused of possessing child pornography and trying to sexually exploit minors. Documents from the court suggest that Thompson made videos of young girls in airport and airplane lavatories.
The Department of Justice in USA has lately charged him with numerous crimes including making child pornography, intending to engage in sexual activities with minors and having child pornography containing children below twelve years old. Moreover, he is also being charged for lying to federal investigators as well as obstructing justice.
He was said to have employed a number of gadgets that were used while filming or creating pornographic films involving young children. He had many electronic devices which were seized by agents executing a search warrant who found videos showing small girls secretly recorded on them.
Protecting Children and Enhancing Safety Measures
This episode is very shocking and exemplifies the importance of children’s welfare when they travel. To stop child sex trafficking and ensure the well-being and security of all people that go to other areas, cooperation between airlines, law enforcement and public is essential.
To address this issue of privacy as well as to avoid its recurrence in future, American Airlines and other airlines in flight should review their policies. Such measures may entail more signage on bathroom doors, new check procedures, staff awareness programs, priority being given to training and professional development among others.