NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man who admitted to fondling a sleeping female passenger on a flight from Hong Kong to Newark will spend a year in prison.

Sixty-five-year-old Ramesh Advani, of Berkeley Heights, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Newark.

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Prosecutors say Advani was seated next to the victim on an overnight Continental Airlines flight in May 2010.

Advani admitted he reached under a blanket covering the woman and assaulted her. She awoke and alerted the flight crew, and Advani was detained when the plane landed.

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Advani had pleaded guilty in April to a charge of abusive sexual contact.

He also has been fined $10,000 and must serve five years of supervised release once he is freed.

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