Man Indicted After In-Flight Sexual Assault

Posted By Robert Bernstein || 2-Dec-2010

The crime of Sexual Assault or Abuse is usually a state crime, however, if it occurs within federal jurisdiction, such as aboard an in-flight aircraft, it is a federal offense.  61-year-old Ranchhodbhai Lakha is now in federal custody on charges he fondled a fellow plane passenger while she was sleeping.  Lakha was on a Delta flight from Texas to Georgia, when he allegedly assaulted the 20 year-old passenger beside him.

A federal grand jury has indicted Lakha for charges including one count of assault, two counts of abusive sexual contact and one count of attempt to engage in a sexual act with someone who is physically incapable of declining participation or communicating unwillingness to engage in a sexual act.  Lakha could be facing up to 20 years in federal prison.

If you, or someone you know has been charged with Assault, Abusive Sexual Contact or any other Sex Crime or Federal Crime, contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Robert M. Bernstein for a free consultation today.

Categories: Sex Crimes, Sex Offenses

Contact Our Firm

Have questions? Fill out the information below to receive an immediate response.

Submit Your Message
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Office Location:

Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
9595 Wilshire Blvd.,
Suite 900,

Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Directions [+]
Local Phone: (310) 477-1480

Call for a free consultation

888.316.9513

Follow Us On:

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.