Ramamoorthy, who works for a Troy-based information technology company, is charged with aggravated sexual abuse, a five-year felony.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy was accused of putting his hand in a female passenger's trousers and unbuttoning her shirt.
Federal authorities in MI arrested a 34-year-old man after a woman said that he sexually assaulted her on an overnight flight when she fell asleep next to him. Additionally, he told authorities that he attempted to put his finger in her vagina "but was not successful", according to the complaint obtained by the paper.
Ramamoorthy, whose age was not available, was taken into custody at the Wayne County Airport Authority.
Federal prosecutor Amanda Jawad said Ramamoorthy stopped his act as soon as the victim woke up.
According to court documents, two flight attendants confirmed that Celia had come to them in tears with her shirt and trousers undone.More news: Five reasons why Barkley is a great signing for Chelsea
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After the man was taken by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, he stated that he "might have undone [the woman's] bra while playing with it, and that he had cupped her [clothed] breast", the complaint added. Jill Leslie Price of the Federal Defender Office, who showed up with Ramamoorthy, said he was eager to have his nation of origin told of the charge.
Prabhu was arrested when the plane landed.
The horrific incident happened while the victim was asleep against the plane window.
According to a written statement by Prabhu, he had taken a pill ("plain Tylenol") and fallen into deep sleep. He rubbished the victim's claims, saying he had learnt from his wife that the woman was 'sleeping on his knees'. The magistrate found the case "very unusual" and ordered Ramamoorthy to be held after Jawad argued the assaulter posed a potential danger to people around him.
The wife drew the same story similar story and she added that she approached the flight attendants attempting to change their seats. "There have been no allegations from anywhere that his behaviour has ever been inappropriate prior to this incident", O'Neill said.
A spokesman with Spirit Airlines said in an email that it is coordinating with law implementation.