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Spirit Airlines passenger awoke to find stranger's hands down her trousers

05 January, 2018, 12:16 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman on Spirit Airlines Flight to Detroit

In yet another shocking incident, an Indian-origin man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 22-year-old girl who was sleeping beside him on board a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit early on Jan 3.

The 22-year-old was in the window seat, while the man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, an Indian national living in the United States on a temporary visa, was in the middle seat with his wife in the aisle seat.

To note, the victim told investigators that she woke up to find her trousers and shirt unbuttoned and the man's hand inside her trousers.

Clearly upset, the woman reported the attack to flight attendants.

The teenager - an unaccompanied minor on braces because of foot damage - had told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that a 45-year-old pilot grasped her butt, touched her internal thigh and halfway inclined toward her as she was dozing in her seat by the window, the Free Press detailed at the time. Additionally, he told authorities that he attempted to put his finger in her vagina "but was not successful", according to the complaint obtained by the paper. Ramamoorthy was arrested as soon as the flight landed.

Prabhu Ramamoorthy was taken into custody Wednesday after exiting the Spirit Airlines flight at Metro Airport. "When she fully woke up, the man stopped". The female traveler then noticed that both her shirt and trousers had been undone.

The complaint does not reveal where Ramamoorthy or the woman are from.

Prabhu also apparently gave conflicting testimonies about what happened with the victim.

The wife drew the same story similar story and she added that she approached the flight attendants attempting to change their seats.

When asked for a statement, he said that he had taken a pill and fallen into a deep sleep, Jawad said. "I have a hard time with some of these allegations, but that's what a trial is for".

"There's been no allegations from anywhere that his behavior has ever been inappropriate prior to this incident", O'Neill said.

Stephen Schuler, a spokesman for Spirit, said that it was cooperating with law enforcement on the incident.



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