NEWARK, N.J. – A man admitted on Thursday to touching the buttocks and vagina of a woman who fell asleep while sitting next to on a flight from Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey in July 2016.
According to court statements and documents, the incident occurred when Veerabhadrarao Kunam, 58, of Visakhapatnam, India sat next to a woman who sat in the middle seat on a Virgin America redeye flight on July 29 and 30, 2016. The woman fell asleep as the plane was in flight and Kunam touched her without her consent.
Kunam was arrested and taken into federal custody by the FBI in Newark on July 30, 2016. The federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over all sexual abuse cases that occur while a plane is in flight in the U.S. Kunam pleaded guilty to assault in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States in a Newark federal courtroom.
He is expected to be sentenced on March 22, 2017, and should be sentenced between 30 and 60 days in prison and up to 90 days in an inpatient alcohol treatment center.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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