A Transportation Security Administration screening supervisor was charged for allegedly having sex with two 15-year-old girls in the Dominican Republic.
The NY Post reported that Vernon Lythcott, of Brooklyn was arrested on Friday at New York’s JFK Airport by Homeland Security agents when he prepared to board a flight to the Caribbean country.
The case is part of a probe into the sexual exploitation of children in foreign countries, sources told the Post.
According to a federal complain, the teens told authorities they had gone to the beach with Lythcott and had sex with him in the water, after which he gave them a total of $80.
Photos of the two teenagers were found in Lythcott’s cell phone following his arrest, authorities said.
The screening supervisor admitted to police he traveled to the Dominican Republic “on numerous occasions” and that the intermediary who sent the young teens to him had previously “obtained girls for him to have sex with on approximately 45 occasions.” Lythcott insisted that in those cases, the girls were more than 18 years old.
Lythcoot was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court and released on $250,000 bail. According to the NY Post, a spokeswoman for TSA did not return a call for comment.