Man jailed after woman reports sexual assault on Spirit Airlines plane

06 January, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman on Spirit Airlines Flight to Detroit

A man flying Spirit Airlines was arrested this week after a female passenger said she woke up mid-flight with his hand shoved down her trousers.

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

A male passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit was arrested after a female passenger accused him of sexually assaulting her while she was asleep, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.

Federal prosecutor Amanda Jawad said that Ramamoorthy sat between his wife and the victim.

In his initial written statement, Ramamoorthy said he was in "deep sleep" and wasn't sure where his hand had gone after the woman fell asleep on his knees, according to the filing.

Ramamoorthy was ordered detained pending trial, based on the evidence against him and because he has significant family or ties outside the United States, according to court documents. Prosecutors argued Ramamoorthy, an Indian citizen in the USA who has been approved for a travel visa, was a flight risk and danger to the community.

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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. "He was brazen enough to do this basically in public, next to his wife where anyone could have seen him".

Ramamoorthy has worked as a project manager in Metro Detroit for more than two years, defense lawyer Richard O'Neill said. "There have been no allegations from anywhere that his behavior has ever been inappropriate prior to this incident".

O'Neill did not return a request for comment Thursday.

What's worse? The man, identified as Prabhu Ramamoorthy, had his hands down her trousers when she awoke.

"Through my knowledge I didn't [sic] anything to her", Ramamoorthy said, according to the complaint.

Stephen Schuler, a spokesman for Spirit Airlines, said Thursday the company is fully cooperating with law enforcement and referred all questions to them. The police were contacted less than half the time, the survey found. Though it's hard to track how frequently assaults occur on flights, FBI investigations into midair sexual assaults have increased by 66% from fiscal year 2014 to 2017.

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