Teenager Onboard United Airlines Claims Sexual Assault


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United Airlines finds itself in the news once more this time with a doctor being charged for groping a sleeping teenager onboard one of their flights from Seattle to Newark last month.

The FBI has been called in and the teenager was able to identity the man after being shown a list of photos from passengers on the flight manifest, though the family has also filed a complaint against United for not doing anything about this incident and allowing the passenger to deplane the aircraft without calling the police.

Per Fox News Travel,

A doctor has been charged with groping a 16-year-old girl who was seated beside him on a United Airlines flight to Newark Liberty International Airport.

According to a federal complaint obtained by Consumerist, the teen girl was flying unaccompanied from Seattle to Newark on July 23 when she awoke to find the man touching her thigh. He removed his hand and she fell back asleep, only to wake up to the man touching her “groin and inner thigh” and trying to place his hand in her pants a short time later.

The girl notified the crew of the man’s behavior and moved to another seat. She also told her parents about the incident upon landing, but as the Washington Post reported, United Airlines seemingly did nothing to prevent the man from leaving the airport, much to the distress of her family.

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