NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted to fondling a sleeping female passenger on a flight from Hong Kong to Newark.
Sixty-four-year-old Ramesh Advani, of Berkeley Heights, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Newark to a charge of abusive sexual contact.READ MORE: NYC Primary: Eric Adams Leads Democratic Mayoral Race In First Round Of Results; Andrew Yang Concedes Early
Prosecutors said Advani was seated next to the victim on an overnight Continental Airlines flight in May.READ MORE: NYC Primary: Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa Is Projected Winner Of Republican Mayoral Primary
Advani admitted he reached under a blanket covering the woman and assaulted her. She awoke and alerted the flight crew. Advani was detained when the plane landed.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1.MORE NEWS: NYC Primary: So Many Options For Manhattan District Attorney, And Ranked Choice Voting Doesn't Apply
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