DA charges Spring Creek man with lewdness

2011-08-26T08:36:00Z DA charges Spring Creek man with lewdnessBy Jared DuBach Elko Daily Free Press
August 26, 2011 8:36 am  • 

SPRING CREEK — A city officer arrested a Spring Creek man Wednesday morning at the Elko Area Regional Airport, where he works for the Transportation Security Administration, on a warrant charging six counts of lewdness with a child.

The Elko County Sheriff’s Office was notified in July of possible sexual contact between David Ralph Anderson, 61, and a girl younger than 14.

According to Elko Justice Court records, the victim told investigators that on seven to 10 occasions between 2010 and this year, Anderson allegedly taught the victim about various sexual acts and had sexual contact in the form of touching each other’s genitals.

Investigators reported Anderson also told the girl to sleep in his bed and taught her to say various vulgar words associated with body parts and sexual activities.

In addition, the girl stated he would rub lotion all over her body, placed his hand up her shirt to touch her breasts, had her watch pornographic films with him, encouraged her to consume alcohol and would French kiss her.

Deputy District Attorney Tyler Ingram submitted a warrant request to Elko Justice of the Peace Al Kacin on Aug. 23, which was granted along with an objection to any reduction of bail.

Anderson, who is a TSA employee according to Elko County Jail records, is being held on $250,000 bail.

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(24) Comments

  1. Nietertsnig
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    Nietertsnig - September 02, 2011 7:31 pm
    exquezme said: "not comfortable with the officer screening...switch with another of the same gender!

    Their gender changes nothing. It’s hypocritical to recognize these allegations as crimes, yet ignore overt pedophiles “working” at airports. Obviously this is a subject you don’t want discussed, but tough. (If you want to add something about this case, just do it.) The TSA is utterly useless. They frequently fail security tests, and some major airports have a 70% failure rate.
  2. exquezme
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    exquezme - September 01, 2011 1:53 pm
    I am pretty sure he did not commit this crime while at work; I agree it is just to make the story more sensationalized. As an officer with TSA he can only do screening on Male passengers. And if you are not comfortable with the officer screening you, all you have to do is say so and they will switch with another officer of the same gender! People are ridiculous! A crime has happened against a child here, why are you all so focused on the wrong subject! Get real and get a life!
  3. Dissent
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    Dissent - August 31, 2011 11:34 pm
    I love all the people who say this may is guilty till proven innocent. I love all the status quo loving people who actually believe that the gubernment is there to save them. Yep......standard guberment issue here.....a guy that loves his job. Just like our soldiers sent thier to protect us......HA!!! Grow up....people are sick....freedom is taken by those in congress, soldiers only do what they are told to do by thier corporate masters. Live long NEW WORLD ORDER!!
  4. woody3691
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    woody3691 - August 31, 2011 8:01 pm
    It just sounds like a date with Roman Polanski.

    You got to blame GW Bush for this one. Why, you say? Simple. Because instead of creating a whole new bureaucracy following 9/11, he could have hired retired policemen, sheriffs, marshals, correction officers and other retired law enforcement types and at least you would have had a better bead on their character and certainly their police skills
  5. Devil Dawg 312
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    Devil Dawg 312 - August 30, 2011 7:23 pm
    I don't know anything more about this case than any of you, but what if the victim is lying for some reason? What if it was YOU that were accused? Again, I don't know what the DA has in the way of evidence. But what if? We shouldn't be too quick to judge...let the jury do that, next time is may be you!!

    Semper Fi!!
  6. JohnTrees
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    JohnTrees - August 30, 2011 3:37 pm
    Quick! Let the TSA unionize so he can have a high-priced defense attorney with money not sent to the DNC.
  7. LngtimSCresident
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    LngtimSCresident - August 29, 2011 8:31 am
    Before you castrate this guy you need to understand that Psychiatrists are pushing to decriminalize pedophilia. They would say this person and young lady may have just acted-out on a "normal" urge. (NOT) They want these folks referred to as "Minor-Attracted Individuates".

    Don't believe me? Go see for yourself:


    Where in the H-E-double-hockysticks is our society headed?
  8. LngtimSCresident
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    LngtimSCresident - August 29, 2011 8:02 am
    Doesn't this 14 year-old girl have parents/guardians? (I have to add guardians cuz this is a political correct society.) I would say they share a large degree of culpability in this matter as (active/passive?) facilitators.
  9. Nietertsnig
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    Nietertsnig - August 28, 2011 7:24 pm
    Robert DeBeaux said: "He did not do anything criminal at his job."

    Temporarily getting away with an obvious crime doesn’t make it less criminal. What TSA does is evil to decent people. Every single TSA worker who has touched someone inappropriately belongs in jail. They also violate The 4th Amendment. The fact that TSA hasn’t caught a single terrorist should tell you something. TSA’s only practical function is to inappropriately fondle unsuspicious people.

  10. Nietertsnig
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    Nietertsnig - August 28, 2011 7:17 pm
    Robert DeBeaux said: " wonder if the journalist would state that a drunken man worked for TSA after wrecking his car? "

    No, because your example is ridiculous and inapplicable. TSA doesn’t drive cars for a living. They grope unsuspicious kids for a living. His crime had everything to do with his so-called job. If police handled children like TSA does, they’d go to jail.
  11. jeffrey
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    jeffrey - August 28, 2011 4:22 pm
    Elko airport has flights?? I seriously didn't think there were many if any flights in and out of elko. This is news.
  12. Nietertsnig
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    Nietertsnig - August 28, 2011 2:19 am
    violet01117 said: "And you want these people frisking your children at airport security? Good luck with that."

    Yeah, but it isn't just airport security. They want to expand to busses, ships, trains, highways, etc. Government is very adept at addressing nonexistent problems aren't they? Have you considered stopping their nonsense by voting for Ron Paul? After the next election, he'll be too old to run again... Who else is trustworthy?
  13. Robert DeBeaux
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    Robert DeBeaux - August 27, 2011 7:19 pm
    Where did these people learn about journalism?
    The crime this man committed has NOTHING to do with his job.
    It is not affiliated with his job.
    He did not do anything criminal at his job.
    The only reason his being a TSA employee is for sensationalism.

    I wonder if the journalist would state that a drunken man worked for the TSA after wrecking his car? as an example.
    Stick to the facts of the story that are relevant.
  14. springditch99
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    springditch99 - August 27, 2011 4:47 pm
    I guess there weren't enough hot women flying out of Elko for him to legally grope.....or the ones flying out were too old.
  15. Wilhelm
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    Wilhelm - August 27, 2011 3:56 pm
    But they will fly in their private jets, give out free benefits to their buddies and you can go to hell...
  16. Wilhelm
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    Wilhelm - August 27, 2011 3:55 pm
    Straight facts, you elected "demorats" they have told you that you have to accept TSA molesting women, men, elderly and children or you will be arrested, they have told you that you as an American have no say on whether illegal aliens are allowed in the US...your citizenship MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING...illegals will vote, get education and govt. benefits and you are worthless you don't matter...they have told you that you will live "green" meaning you will walk to work (if you still have a job)
  17. Doug Huffman
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    Doug Huffman - August 27, 2011 3:26 pm
    Many here may be too young to remember that when the DHS/TSA was created unemployment was low normal and the only applicants were under or unemployed for a *good* reason. Passing a NAC/BI means only that they hadn't been caught yet.

    All good people ought to be armed as they will, with wits and Guns and the Truth.
  18. Mighty Mike
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    Mighty Mike - August 27, 2011 12:23 pm
  19. violet01117
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    violet01117 - August 27, 2011 11:09 am
    And you want these people frisking your children at airport security? Good luck with that.
  20. Dissent
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    Dissent - August 27, 2011 9:53 am
    Imagin that a TSA worker molesting children......you'd think he'd get enough of that at work.
  21. Me
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    Me - August 27, 2011 9:31 am
    aaaaaaaaaaaand he gets a promotion.
  22. Neo Con John
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    Neo Con John - August 27, 2011 9:30 am
    Well, once harry ried see's this, this guy will go right to the head of the line for promotion in TSA.
  23. SockRayBlue
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    SockRayBlue - August 27, 2011 8:18 am
    Sure says a lot about the quality of TSA employees and who or what is attracted the TSA. Then again we are quite aware of how immoral government has become.
  24. gunnlino
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    gunnlino - August 27, 2011 8:18 am
    Yeah sure , I want this guy patting down my kids at the airport. And when I protest and ask for the supervisor calls the cops and I get arrested .
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