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Mother found guilty in airport pat-down case

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury on Tuesday found a Clarksville mother guilty of disorderly conduct in a July 2011 confrontation with Transportation Security Administration officers.

The incident occurred after officers tried to pat down Andrea Abbott's teenage daughter at the Nashville airport.

Transportation Security Officer Karen King testified on Monday that before the pat-down, Abbott yelled in her face that she didn't want anyone "touching her daughter's crotch."

Abbott eventually allowed her then-14-year-old daughter to undergo the pat-down, but then she refused a pat-down for herself and was arrested.

Abbott acknowledged on Monday that she did say a few curse words but said she wasn't in anyone's face and had a "normal conversation" about why she believed the pat-down to be inappropriate.

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