Airline employee victim of sex crime at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Atlanta police say a gate agent for one of the airlines was assaulted during a sex crime inside one of the concourses.

A passenger has been jailed. His name is Jose Antonio Balb.

The gate agent says a coworker informed her after the fact that the traveler watched her and then followed her up to the check-in desk.

She said she felt the man – 200 pounds -- press his body against hers from behind and attempt to pin her hands.

A male coworker yelled at the passenger and pulled him off of the female.

The incident took place on Friday night before midnight.

"I don't know what I would have done if my co-worker had not been there," she told FOX 5 News in a phone conversation.