Aksal was handcuffed and detained by U.S. Marshals after Judge Jose Linares granted the government’s request to hold him as a flight risk, The Jersey Journal reported.
The North Bergen man accused of sexually abusing a fellow passenger on a flight from Phoenix to Newark last week is waiting to see if he’ll be granted bail. A female passenger said when she woke up, Bawer Aksal, 58, had his hands inside her clothing. The naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Turkey denies the charges against him.