Woman says she was sexually assaulted by another passenger while sleeping on overnight flight

Woman says she was sexually assaulted by another passenger while sleeping on overnight flight

A Spirit Airlines passenger has been jailed after a fellow passenger says she was sexually assaulted while asleep on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit.

A federal criminal complaint shows Prabhu Ramamoorthy is charged with aggravated sexual abuse.

The 22-year-old woman told  U.S authorities that she was in a window seat and awoke to a man sexually assaulting her. She said her pants and blouse were unbuttoned.

The complaint says Ramamoorthy told an FBI agent that he tried to touch the woman inappropriately.

Ramamoorthy was reportedly taken into custody at the Wayne County Airport Authority and, according to court documents, later stated to an agent that he “might have” undone the victim’s bra and cupped her breast over her clothes.

He also allegedly said that he tried to put his finger in her vagina, according to the federal complaint.

Ramamoorthy was arrested and arraigned Wednesday after the plane landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus.

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