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.

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.

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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Comments (7)
  1. James Johnson says:

    Why is it that when a minority does something wrong in the news, people bring up his race or ethnicity eventhough those things have nothing to do with what he did?

    1. DanTe says:

      Because dotheads thinks it’s their right to use women like they use their own b/tches. They don’t like human laws, they should stay in the dothead sh/thole.

  2. Charlie says:

    This guy is a pervert, but he’s not an example of all Hindus.

    You’re a bigoted jerk, but (thank God) you’re not an example of all Christians.

    1. Charlie says:

      Comment meant for Hindu-hater “Janice of Christ”

  3. Rav says:

    Enough of this HInduism, Islam, CHristianity nonsense. There is one and only one God, and he has chosen Jews as His people. I am so sick and tired listening Rabbi Jesus and his twin brother as Gods (son of Gods)… Jesus was a good person, a Jew, but not the Messiah that God has promised us. Please people, wake up and stop believing in false prophets/ false gods. For example, Hindus believe that Sai Baba (some clown in India) was 7th reincarnation of Lord Shiva. This guy was a joker (worth $10 billion.. but still a joker). Just be glad that Jews have helped save earth from misery, best doctors, scientists, most talented. Long live Israel. Long live America.

    1. Tom Baker says:

      Jews are the ones who have it all right, huh? Man you are as misled and religiously twisted as the rest of those morons you complain about. Be glad you’re alive and healthy and stop thinking your religion is better than everyone elses. Long live Israel? Nope. God bless America

  4. criolle johnny says:

    I wish journalists would learn the difference between JAIL and PRISON.

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