New York, Apr. 25 ANI | 3 months ago

An Indian-origin man traveling in a British Airways flight has been accused of slipping his hand underneath a sleeping woman's shirt and touching her breasts during a trip from London to San Francisco.


The suspect, Vinay Pochampally, was nabbed by cops at the San Francisco International Airport and charged with simple assault and faces a maximum penalty of up to 6 months in jail.

According to the New York Daily News, a U.S. District Court criminal complaint said that the alleged assault happened on April 15, two hours into Flight 285 from London to San Francisco.

FBI Agent Bianca Betz said in court documents that Pochampally's hand was "underneath the passenger's shirt and undergarments for approximately four to five minutes, making skin-to-skin contact in the breast and upper chest area, the report added.

(Posted on 25-04-2014)