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Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016
The 23-year-old man was sitting right next to a 16-year-old girl. While the teenage girl was sleeping, the man attempted to kiss her. Just when the crew found out about the incident, they immediately separated the two and reported the incident to the pilot.
The officials did not reveal the name of the man. When the pilot was informed about the incident, he decided to divert the jet as soon as possible.
After the flight landed at the airport in Seattle, the man was arrested for fourth-degree assault.
The teenager remained onboard and flew to Anchorage, after the crew got rid of the man.
This was not the first time, when a teenager was harassed onboard by another passenger. A 26-year-old man was arrested in the middle of June, from an American Airlines flight. The man allegedly groped a 13-year-old girl repeatedly. The parents of the girl were enraged as the flight crew did not take swift action to prevent the physical and mental abuse. The perverted man harassed the teenager for more than 30 minutes.
It is the sole responsibility of the flight crew to ensure the safety of the passengers. Nobody wants to be kissed or groped forcefully by a complete stranger during their flight.