Indian doctor Vijaykumar Krishnappa (29) pleaded guilty November 8, 2017, to assaulting a sleeping minor girl on a United Airlines Seattle-Newark (NJ) flight.
According to court documents:
While on a United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark on July 23, 2017, Krishnappa intentionally assaulted a girl who was unknown to him and seated next to him on the flight. Krishnappa admitted that while the victim was asleep, he intentionally touched her near her groin over her leggings without her consent.
According to the terms of plea agreement before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark in Newark federal court, Vijaykumar Krishnappa will be sentenced to between 30 and 90 days in prison.
The formal sentencing of Krishnappa is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2018.