Yep, that title says it all.  See the full article, Sexual Predators at 20,000 Feet as Feds Charge Another In-Flight Groper, at Forbes, here’s some of the more interesting details from two separate UA/CO incidents…

Bawer Aksal boarded a United Airlines flight from Phoenix to Newark on August 20th, whereupon he took a seat next to a stranger: a woman passenger, who was sitting in the window seat.  Following takeoff, the woman fell asleep and had her jacket draped across her legs. READ the full-text Complaint (Note: the allegations go into graphic detail).

When the woman passenger awoke, she found Aksal’s hands insider her shirt and shorts.  As if that circumstance wasn’t horrific enough, Aksal allegedly asked his victim to kiss him!  The woman’s immediate reaction was to slam down the armrest between her and Aksal and to demand that he get off her; thereafter, she walked to the rear of the plane where she told a crew member of the attack.


At some point during the flight, Sawyerr raised his tray table, and the woman observed his erect genitals protruding out of his pants. As she tried to move, he got up and turned towards her with his genitals exposed, at which time he asked if she wanted to climb over him. At that point, she was able to change seats, and he then put his genitals back in his pants.

Also sometime during the flight, a Continental Airlines flight attendant was in the rear galley with co-workers preparing a serving cart when she observed Sawyerr walking towards the rear of the aircraft and enter the bathroom. Per information offered to the court today, the flight attendant noted he was staring at her strangely which made her feel uncomfortable. Sawyerr exited the bathroom and began to return to his seat but suddenly looked back, turned around, and walked back towards her. He entered the bathroom again and, upon his exit, opened his jacket, revealing his erect genitals sticking out of his pants. When the flight attendant told him he was being inappropriate, Sawyerr stated, “Can’t a guy have his fly undone?” and returned to his seat. A Continental employee who took a report regarding the incident overheard Sawyerr mentioning the impact the matter could have on his legal career. . .

Full article @ Forbes

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Mike August 26, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Yea ok. Someones hands are in your pants but you dont feel it. Bullshit. I saw this on the news in NY.

Lawrence August 26, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Continental airlines?

Tim August 26, 2012 - 8:00 pm

I interpreted the image at the bottom of the post to be making light of these stories, FYI.

Traveller August 26, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Are you saying that women should be afraid on an aircraft? how common is this really?

Brabbit August 26, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Seems rather unlikely that she was given “the shocker” before waking up. Not even sure it’s possible to do that while butt is in sleep

Brabbit August 26, 2012 - 10:03 pm

And by sleep I mean seat


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