Prabhu Ramamoorthy was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Detroit. He was jailed after being accused of molesting a woman on an overnight flight in January.

34-year-old convicted pervert Prabhu Ramamoorthy was sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman on a plane while she slept.
34-year-old convicted pervert Prabhu Ramamoorthy was sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman on a plane while she slept. (Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit.

Prabhu Ramamoorthy was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Detroit. He was jailed after being accused of molesting a woman on an overnight flight in January.

The 23-year-old victim says he unzipped her pants, unbuttoned her shirt and molested her with his hands while she slept.

Investigators say Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat sitting next to the victim, and his wife was sitting next to the aisle. Prosecutors called it a "brazen" assault.

Ramamoorthy is a native of India. He came to the US on a work visa in 2015 and will be deported after the prison term.

Federal prosecutors in Detroit are seeking nearly 11 years in prison for an Indian man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during a commercial flight.

Ramamoorthy is expected in federal court Thursday in Detroit. He was jailed after being accused of molesting a woman with his hands while she slept on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit in January.

Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat sitting next to the victim, and his wife was sitting next to the aisle. Prosecutors called it a "brazen" assault.

Defence attorneys are seeking a prison term of less than 10 years, arguing Ramamoorthy's "life as he knew it is over."

Ramamoorthy had been in the US on a work visa. He'll eventually be deported to India because of the conviction.

Source: AP