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TSA agent arrested at DIA on 12 counts of child sex assault involving 3 young girls, DA says

Posted: 3:02 PM, Apr 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-05 20:56:20-04
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DENVER — Police arrested a Denver International Airport TSA agent on 12 counts of child sex assault involving three young girls, District Attorney Dave Young announced in a release.

Matthew Paul Barnett is an agent with the Transportation Security Administration and works at DIA. He was arrested at the airport Friday by Thornton officers.

It's not clear where the alleged assaults occurred. Authorities have not said if there is a connection to the airport.

Barnett is facing charges of three counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, two counts of sexual assault on a child as a pattern of abuse, and four counts of committing an aggravated sex offense, the release read.

He will be formally advised of the charges next week in Adams County Court.

Details of the alleged crimes and investigation were not revealed in the release.