Indian held for 'sexually assaulting' woman on USA flight

Posted January 05, 2018

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.

The woman instantly detailed the claims to flight orderlies, who said she "showed up obviously irritated and was crying", as per the dissension. The victim said she woke up to Ramamoorthy penetrating her with his fingers and The girl complained the flight attendants after she found her trousers and shirt unbuttoned.

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

Recounting the events that conspired mid-air, The Washington Post reports that the victim had occupied the window seat, the assaulter sat next to her while his wife sat beside him.

Ramamoorthy's wife told officials, 'they had called the flight attendants to try to change seats. He later told authorities that he had fallen into a deep sleep and did not assault the woman.

Ramamoorthy, whose age was not available, was taken into custody at the Wayne County Airport Authority.

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Ramamoorthy and his wife are living on a temporary visa, thereby disqualifying the latter as suitable custodian, according to federal prosecutor, Amanda Jawad.

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.

Ramamoorthy provided "conflicting reports", about the incident. He also indicated that he unzipped her trousers part-way, and did put his finger into her trousers.

The wife drew the same story similar story and she added that she approached the flight attendants attempting to change their seats.

Magistrate Judge Steven Whalen said, "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.

Ramamoorthy has worked as a project manager in Metro Detroit for more than two years, defense lawyer Richard O'Neill said.