Newark Airport officers arrested for hazing employees, pinning them to ‘rape table’

Three Customs and Border Protection officers working out of Newark Liberty International Airport have been arrested following an investigation into a series of hazing incidents that took place in their Terminal C offices.

Tito Catota, Parmenio Perez and Michael Papagni have been charged with “forcibly assaulting, impeding, intimidating and interfering with” two of their new male co-workers on the Passenger Enforcement Rover Team (PERT), reports Channel 4 I-Team.

According to the I-Team’s earlier report on the hazing incidents, Officers Catota, Perez and Papagni stand accused of abusing certain PERT employees, and threatening to place them on an office table — which they dubbed the “rape table” — where they would be made to endure simulated sex acts.


“The defendants, who were members of a unit responsible for identifying dangerous contraband and threats to national security, allegedly subjected their own colleagues to senseless physical abuse, all while on duty at Newark Liberty…

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