A man made a video of a girl in flight and also took pictures, now he got this punishment


Boston: An American Airlines flight attendant was charged Thursday with trying to secretly record a video of a 14-year-old girl in an airplane lavatory. Police alleged that Estes Carter Thompson III, 36, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was also found with videos of four other girls who used the plane’s lavatory.

Thompson has been indicted on one count of attempted child abuse and one count of possessing obscene images of a minor. Thompson was arrested in January 2024 and has been in federal custody since then. Investigators said the 14-year-old girl, who was on a September 2, 2023, flight from Charlotte to Boston, needed to go to the toilet but there was someone in the toilet near her seat, after which Thompson advised her to go to the first-class toilet.

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Before the teen went into the restroom, Thompson allegedly told her she needed to wash her hands and that the toilet seat was broken, he said. Thompson then went into the restroom, and after he came out, the teen went into the toilet and noticed red stickers underneath the seat cover, the officer said.

Investigators said Thompson had hidden his iPhone under the sticker to record the video. The girl took pictures of the sticker and the hidden iPhone with her phone and came out of the toilet. The punishment for attempted sexual exploitation of a child is 15 to 30 years in prison and up to 20 years in prison for possessing obscene images of a minor.

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