Woman sexually assaulted during Spirit flight from Las Vegas to Detroit

Woman sexually assaulted during Spirit flight from Las Vegas to Detroit

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

The victim told investigators that she woke up to discover the fellow passenger shoving his fingers inside her trousers and "vigorously moving them", according to a federal criminal complaint. Upon waking up, the woman alerted a flight attendant.

Two flight attendants told investigators that the victim was crying and that her shirt was untied and trousers were unbuttoned when she reported the incident, 40 minutes before the plane's landing, Jawad said.

The flight was on Spirit Airlines, travelling overnight and arriving in Detroit on Wednesday morning from Las Vegas.

When the flight landed at Detroit Metro Airport, Ramamoorthy was taken into custody by Wayne County Airport Authority. He also alleged that the woman had fallen asleep on his knee, and he was unaware of where he had placed his hands.

His wife told officials a similar version and said that they had called the flight attendants to try to change seats. While the onboard crew was talking to the woman, Ramamoorthy's wife came to the back to see what was going on, Jawad said.

Prabhu apparently stopped touching her when she awoke and opened her eyes around 5.30 am, which was 40 minutes before the plane was to land in Detroit.

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

The horrific incident happened while the victim was asleep against the plane window.

The report also says that Prabhu admitted to unzipping Celia's trousers and putting his fingers inside.

Magistrate Judge Steven Whalen, who said it was a "very unusual case", ordered Ramamoorthy to be held pending trial, reports the Washington Post.

Prabhu's lawyer Richard O'Neill offered to submit his client's passport, and said that there had been no prior allegations of such nature against Prabhu and that he had a clean record.

A representative for Spirit Airlines has stated that the company is cooperating with authorities.

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