FBI Arrests Passenger For In-Flight Molestation

Posted By Attorney Robert M. Bernstein || 22-Apr-2013

On April 11th the FBI arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly molesting a sleeping female passenger on an American Airlines flight en route from Miami to Regan National Airport in Virginia. Saurabh Agarwal was named in a felony complaint charging him with engaging in abusive sexual contact with the victim, who is identified only by her initials, R.C.L. Agarwal, who was born in India and lives in Sterling, Virginia, is jailed in advance of a detention hearing. In a sworn affidavit, FBI agent David Wiegand reported that R.C.L was seated next to Agarwal on American Airlines Flight 1142, which departed Miami around 5:45 PM. After falling asleep, the woman awoke to find Agarwal "hugging her body, with his hand inside her bra, fondling her breast"

The woman then said that she "needed to use the restroom, left her seat, and went to the back of the plane, where she told the flight crew what had happened." Argwal was detained en route to Virginia by federal air marshals assigned to the flight. If convicted of the federal felony charge, Argwal faces a maximum of two years in prison.

If you, or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault, sexual harassment, molestation, or any other type of crime, it is essential to hire an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who can aggressively defend the serious charges against you.

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