Man gropes sleeping woman on flight
DETROIT, MI — A sleeping female passenger was allegedly sexually assaulted on January 3 by an Indian American male while on board a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas, Nevada to Detroit, Michigan.
The unnamed victim told flight attendants that she woke up to find a man’s hands down her pants. The suspect, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, allegedly penetrated the victim’s vagina with his fingers and then moved them rapidly back and forth. When she fully awoke, Ramamoorthy stopped, according to the criminal complaint against the alleged groper.
Ramamoorthy told an FBI agent that he "’might have’ undone (the woman’s) bra while playing with it, and that he had cupped her (clothed) breast".
The suspect was taken into custody immediately after the flight landed, and has been charged with aggravated sexual assault.