Man charged with sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on the plane.
According to the criminal complaint filed in federal court, the investigators have arrested a man and they have admitted that the man has unbuttoned the shirt and unzipped the pants of a sleeping woman as well as put his hands down her pants during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit Metropolitan Airport this week. The 34-year-old man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy was charged with aggravated sexual misconduct. As per the reports of the Washington Post, the 22-year-old victim was sitting in a window seat next to Prabhu, whose wife was in the course seat, on Wednesday Spirit Airlines flight, he unbuttoned her shirts as well as her pants and repeatedly stuck his fingers in her pants and as soon as she woke up, he stopped.
Prabhu was taken into custody when the flight landed and he has said that he was in a ‘deep sleep’. He also said that the woman was also asleep on his knees, so he’s ‘not sure where he kept the hand on her’. In an interview with an FBI agent, he further gave a statement which states that he might have undone the woman’s bra while playing with it and had cupped her breasts over her clothes. He also indicated that he unzipped her pants and put his fingers into her pants and has tried to caress her.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy is an Indian citizen in the U.S. who has been approved for a travel visa, has worked as a project manager in Metro Detroit for more than two years as well as offered to turn over his client’s passport and his defense lawyer Richard O’ Neill has said, “I have a hard time with some of these allegations but that’s what a trial is for.” Richard continued, “There have been no allegations from anywhere that his behavior has ever been inappropriate prior to this incident.”