A New Jersey man who groped and sexually attacked a sleeping woman on an international flight was sentenced to a year in federal prison on Monday.
Ramesh Advani, 65, pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact after he was arrested back in May.
Advani was on a Continental flight from Hong Kong to Newark, N.J., when he tried to take advantage of the woman sleeping next to him, prosecutors said.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said Advani reached under the woman’s blanket and began to touch her.
When the woman woke up, she realized what was happening and alerted the flight crew.
Advani was charged federally because the flight took place over international waters. In addition to one year in jail, Advani will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.