Former Air Marshal Pleads No Contest In Photo Case

Former Air Marshal Pleads No Contest In Photo Case

CREATED May 16, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former federal air marshal has pleaded no contest to unlawful photography after being accused of taking photos underneath women's skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport.

Adam Bartsch had been facing a count of disorderly conduct for the October 17 incident on Southwest Airlines Flight 3132, but the charge was upgraded.

During Thursday's court hearing, a judge sentenced the 29-year-old to probation for 11 months and 29 days. If he stays out of trouble, he will be able to have the charge expunged.

Bartsch's attorney, David Ridings, said his client made a mistake and is "very remorseful."

The Transportation Security Administration said Bartsch is no longer an employee with the air marshal program.

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