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Old 01-05-2018, 05:50 PM
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Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on plane by man sitting between her and his wife, officials say


it's getting crazier every darn day

Glad I'm not prone to bigotry what w/ Ajit Pai, Nikki Haley and now this guy

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Federal authorities in Michigan arrested a 34-year-old man after a woman said that he sexually assaulted her on an overnight flight when she fell asleep next to him.

The man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who prosecutors said was an Indian national living in the United States on a temporary visa, was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and held without bail after an appearance in federal court in Michigan on Thursday.
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Ramamoorthy is accused of abusing a 22-year-old sitting in a window seat next to him on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas which landed in Detroit early on Jan. 3, even as his wife was by his side.

The victim told investigators that she woke up to find her pants and shirt unbuttoned and the man's hand inside her pants.
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Federal prosecutor Amanda Jawad said that Ramamoorthy sat between his wife and the victim. He stopped after the victim woke up, and the woman went to the back of the plane to report the incident to a flight attendant, the criminal complaint said.
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Two flight attendants told federal investigators that the victim was crying and that her shirt was untied and that her pants were unbuttoned when she had reported the alleged attack at about 5:30 a.m., 40 minutes before the plane's landing, Jawad said. The attendants kept the woman in the back of the plane and offered her a different seat, and while they were talking to the victim, Ramamoorthy's wife came to the back of the plane to see what was going on, Jawad said.

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Ramamoorthy was arrested after the plane landed, according to court documents.
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He told agents in a written statement that he had taken a pill and fallen into a deep sleep, Jawad said, and that he hadn't done anything besides learning from his wife that the 22-year-old woman was sleeping on his knees.

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His wife told officials a similar story, and said that they had called the flight attendants to try to change seats.
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But the "flight attendants did not report that anyone asked them to change seats other than the victim," Jawad said.

Both Ramamoorthy and his wife gave lengthier statements later indicating that the pill Ramamoorthy had taken was "plain Tylenol."

Ramamoorthy gave "conflicting reports," about what happened with the victim, Jawad said.
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Magistrate Judge Steven Whalen, who said it was a "very unusual case," ordered Ramamoorthy to be held pending trial after Jawad successfully argued that he was a flight risk and a potential danger to others around him. The prosecutor said that Ramamoorthy's wife, who was also living in the United States on a temporary visa, would not make a suitable custodian for him.
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"It seems that she's either colluding with the defendant to cover up his actions or she's completely oblivious to what he did," Jawad argued. "What makes this offense particularly egregious and the defendant even more of a danger to the community is the fact that it took place on an airplane. He was brazen enough to do this basically in public, next to his wife where anyone could have seen him."
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Ramamoorthy's lawyer, Richard O'Neill, had offered to turn over his client's passport. He said Ramamoorthy had worked as a project manager at a technology group for about two and a half years.
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"There's been no allegations from anywhere that his behavior has ever been inappropriate prior to this incident," O'Neill said. "I have a hard time with some of these allegations but that's what a trial is for."
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O'Neill did not return a request for comment on Thursday.
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Stephen Schuler, a spokesman for Spirit, said that it was cooperating with law enforcement on the incident.
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Sexual harassment and abuse on airplanes is a largely unreported but prevalent issue for passengers, according to a report by the Seattle Times. According to a survey done by the Association of Flight Attendants union that the report cited, one out of five attendants said they had dealt with complaints of sexual assault made by passengers. The police were contacted less than half the time, the survey found.
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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.
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So, this woman is sleeping in an uncomfortable position, in a strange place (the plane) and next to a complete stranger. Yet, he somehow managed to unbutton both her blouse and her pants without waking her up. This guy is either Houdini reincarnated or she was passed out, as in drunk or a sleeping pill or something else.

Having read this story from a different news source and now from the news source you provided, I do believe this woman's account of what happened is accurate and that he was molesting her. I just find it hard to believe that she was "sleeping" and not "passed out". Prosecute him and if (when) found guilty, jail him, revoke his visa, then once out of jail deport him and never let him set foot in this country again.

Sadly, it may be hard to find this pig guilty because it appears that the only witness is his wife. Maybe they can find traces of his DNA on her clothing.
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Sounds like the crazy crime, i hope they throw the guy under the jail.
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This shows absolute zero respect for another human...I understand when people in this situation say they felt "used"... mad
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This shows absolute zero respect for another human...I understand when people in this situation say they felt "used"... mad
Used my arse
Even when I was younger and a lightweight they would be holding me to keep from hitting this sht again after I had beat him into the food tray several times b4 they could make it to break up the fight.
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What is wrong with people these days.....??


Quote: 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.



Hope he gets several years behind bars.....
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