Indian Man arrested for sexual abuse on 22-year old woman passenger

Police High-speed Northway pursuit ends in roll-over

The 22-year-old woman was sitting on the window seat next to Ramamoorthy on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas, which landed in Detroit early on January 3.

According to the Detroit Free Press report, the woman has accused Ramamoorthy of putting his hand in her trousers and unbuttoning her shirt while she was sleeping against the window. She immediately reported the abuse to the flight attendants.

The victim told the investigating officials that she woke up to find Ramamoorthy's hand inside her trousers and he reportedly stopped after the victim woke up, reported Times Now.

But then he changed his story in a recorded interview - that he may have un-done her bra, that he touched her chest over her clothes and that he may have tried to sexually assault her with his hand.

Ramamoorthy, who is from India, appeared Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Detroit for an arraignment hearing, WDIV reports.

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.

His wife who was in court and left in tears without commenting told police that she didn't like the other woman sleeping on her husband's lap and that she asked to change seats.

The prosecutor, Amanda Jawad claimed that Ramanmoorthy had given "conflicting statements" saying, 'both Ramamoorthy and his wife gave lengthier statements later indicating that the pill Ramamoorthy had taken was "plain Tylenol"'. The magistrate found the case "very unusual" and ordered Ramamoorthy to be held after Jawad argued the assaulter posed a potential danger to people around him. She said her shirt was also "unbuttoned". "What makes this offense particularly egregious and the defendant even more of a danger to the community is the fact that it took place on an airplane. He was brazen enough to do this basically in public, next to his wife where anyone could have seen him".

Ramamoorthy's lawyer, Richard O'Neill, offered to turn over his client's passport. Ramamoorthy works for a Troy-based information technology company.

"I have a hard time with some of these allegations but that's what a trial is for", O'Neill said.

A spokesman with Spirit Airlines said in an email that it is coordinating with law implementation.

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