A 34-year-old man was arrested after a woman passenger alleged that he sexually assaulted her on an overnight flight when she fell asleep next to him.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy an Indian national has been living in the US on the temporary visa and he was caught abusing a 22-year-old girl sitting next to him.
The victim said she fell asleep and woke up to discover a hand in her trousers and noticed that her trousers were unbuttoned and her shirt untied.
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Ramamoorthy was arrested after the plane landed, according to court documents. Flight attendants say that never happened.
But apparently he changed his statement later and said that he may have unclasped the victim's bra while she was asleep and placed his hands over her breasts.
Federal prosecutor Amanda argued that Prabhu was "even more of a danger to the community" because he was "brazen enough" to commit the sexual assault in public "next to his wife where anyone could have seen him". "There have been no allegations from anywhere that his behaviour has ever been inappropriate prior to this incident", O'Neill said.
She revealed that the man was pushing his "fingers in her (privates) and enthusiastically moving them".
Stephen Schuler, a spokesman for Spirit Airlines, said Thursday the company is fully cooperating with law enforcement and referred all questions to them. After appearing before the federal court in MI, he was held without bail for aggravated sexual abuse.
A CNN investigation found that FBI investigations into midair sexual assault have jumped by 66 percent from the fiscal year of 2014 to 2017.