DETROIT (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Detroit. He was jailed after being accused of molesting a woman on an overnight flight in January.
The 23-year-old victim says he unzipped her pants, unbuttoned her shirt and molested her with his hands while she slept.
Investigators say Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat sitting next to the victim, and his wife was sitting next to the aisle. Prosecutors called it a "brazen" assault.
Ramamoorthy is a native of India. He came to the U.S. on a work visa in 2015 and will be deported after the prison term.