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A former American Airlines flight attendant accused of secretly recording multiple juvenile girls in 2023 while they used airplane bathrooms was arrested Thursday, federal prosecutors said.

The flight attendant, Estes Carter Thompson III, 37, of Charlotte, N.C., was arrested in Lynchburg, Va. and will be transferred to Boston at a later date to appear in federal court.

Thompson was charged with attempted sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography after investigators found evidence that he recorded video footage of at least five different girls as they used the lavatory on American Airlines flights, the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Massachusetts said.

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