Oakland County man sentenced for sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Delta flight

Prabhu Ramamoorthy (WDIV)

DETROIT - An Oakland County man was sentenced to prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on a Delta flight last year.

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Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35. Ramamoorthy is in the United States on a work visa and will be deported once he has served his sentence. He was sentenced to nine years in prison. 

He was accused of molesting a woman with his hands while she slept on an overnight Las Vegas-to-Detroit flight last January. Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat while his wife was sitting next to the aisle. Prosecutor Amanda Jawad calls it a “brazen” assault.

“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 Timothy R. Slater, Special Agent in Charge, 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.” 

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