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Spirit Airlines passenger sentenced for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman on the flight

Prabhu Ramamoorthy of Rochester Hills, Michigan., was convicted for sexual abuse.

(Wayne County Sheriff’s Office)

A Detroit-area man was convicted after a five-day trial by a federal jury for sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight in January.

Eight months ago, a 35-year-old Prabhu Ramamoorthy of Rochester Hills, Michigan., was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a fellow passenger.

The 22-year-old victim accused Ramamoorthy of his hand in her pants and unbuttoning her shirt while she was asleep, against the window of the plane.

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According to a federal complaint obtained by the Detroit Free Press, the woman said she woke up like Ramamoorthy was to have his “fingers in her (reproductive organs) and powerful move.” He stopped when she woke up, she said.

The woman immediately alerted by the flight attendants.

Now, the AMERICAN Lawyer Matthew Schneider said Ramamoorthy will be faced with the possibility of life in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 12.

If released, Ramamoorthy will be deported to India, where he comes from. Ramamoorthy was in the U.S. on a work visa.

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The jury deliberated for 3 ½ hours before reaching a verdict.

Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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