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Prison and Deportation for Indian Man Convicted of ‘Brazen’ Sex Assault
ROCHESTER HILLS, , MI— An Indian national living in Rochester Hills, Michigan, who is in the United States on a work visa, was sentenced on December 13th, to nine years in prison after having been convicted of sexual abuse aboard an aircraft.
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider announced the stiff 9-year sentence meted out to Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, who will be deported “once he has served his sentenced” the press release said.
According to evidence presented at trial, Ramamoorthy engaged in a sexual act with a female, while she was sleeping. During the trial, the government admitted evidence demonstrating that Ramamoorthy digitally penetrated the woman sleeping next to him during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. The sexual assault woke her up, she found her pants unbuttoned and unzipped, and she sought help from the flight attendants.
“The sentence announced today is proof that the safety and security of all aircraft passengers is a priority for the FBI, our local and federal law enforcement partners, and airline personnel,” said Special Agent in Charge, Timothy R. Slater of the Detroit Division of the FBI, “If you, or someone you know, is the victim of a crime during air travel, immediately notify a flight crew member, airport security police, and the FBI,” Slater added.