My daughter's first pat down was about 3 years ago. She was close to a year old then. They canceled a flight, put us up in a hotel, and then put us on another airline without our luggage. The luggage stayed with the original airline. So we were flagged as a family/group of 3 adults and 2 children purchasing tickets a mere 2 hours before the flight without luggage. So everyone of us got the "royal" treatment. This was before today's molestations, so we were NOT expecting anything like this. My daughter was (thankfully) asleep in my arms as they were feeling up the wife, followed by my adult brother, followed by my 5 year old son. By this point my wife was "actively" questioning why they were patting down a five year old. Then they said they needed to "pat down the infant". She freaked. Started crying, asking what they were going to do, are you going to molest my baby, do you think we have a bomb, what is wrong with you people, etc... She was not quiet, she was crying, full blown panic. She was telling me to just get over there and help her so her baby won't get molested (they had just checked her 42 DD bra for bombs while she was still wearing it). I am on the other side waiting for them to feel up my jumblies (still with my daughter) in a very surreal, how the f*** am I supposed to get on that side of security without first GOING THROUGH SECURITY? Security stopped and there was actual silence throughout the line. No cell phone cameras though. Not really the fad for recording yet, I guess. Anyway a female TSA (was it TSA in 2008?) agent took my sleeping daughter gently to my wife and proceeded to gently pat her down in my wife's arms. They were very sensible with the daughter and really only patted down her back. I guess my wife got to them. Then they moved around my jumblies, asked me to cough, and told us to have a nice flight.
So anyway, these "searches" have been going on for a while now.