Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman On Flight To Detroit
- Author: Megan Austin Jan 05, 2018,
Jan 05, 2018, 13:13
According to reports, the accused man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, was an Indian national living in the United States on a temporary visa.
Ramamoorthy's wife told officials, 'they had called the flight attendants to try to change seats.
The woman claimed she fell asleep on the plane and awoke "to a hand in her trousers and noticed that her trousers and shirt were unbuttoned", according to the criminal complaint. However, the flight attendants denied the same.
Furthermore, in October 2013, an enjoying some downtime Delta Connection pilot situated in Detroit was blamed for stroking a 14-year-old young lady on a flight from Detroit Metro Airport to Salt Lake City.
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Before talking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, however, Ramamoorthy claimed that he had been in "deep sleep" while the assault allegedly happened, and that the victim had fallen asleep on his knees.
"Ramamoorthy was captured and later told a Federal Bureau of Investigation specialist that he "'may have' fixed (the woman's) bra while playing with it, and that he had cupped her (dressed) bosom.
The number of federal investigations into sexual assault aboard airlines has been increasing slowly, up to more than 60 in 2017 as of early December, from 57 in 2016 and 40 the year before. He told investigators he was in a deep sleep and didn't do anything to the woman. Katie Campos shared her story via Twitter and spoke with CNN.
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. Campos said her harasser was arrested at the gate after he kept touching her and others on the flight.
The 22-year-old women is alleging she was awoken by the man attempting to shove his fingers into her vagina. Flight attendants say that never happened. "They need to remove the problem, not the people affected by the problem". "I slapped his hand right away, yelled 'no, ' without even thinking". The woman was visibly upset and crying when she notified the flight attendants.