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Grab ‘Em “by the Crotch,” Get Kicked Off A Flight

An American Airlines (AA) flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Salt Lake City, Utah, was diverted to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, November 5th after a male passenger assaulted a female passenger, CNN reports. The incident took place on-board American Airlines Flight 807 and the male perpetrator has been named in a statement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy.

According to CNN, Cholewinski-Boy, who is said to have been intoxicated at the time of the incident, is reported to have begun to touch the female passenger’s arm during the flight. The unnamed woman, who was traveling with her daughter, moved his hands away.

The outlet states that it is reported in an official federal complaint that Cholewinski-Boy next “forcibly grabbed her by the crotch”. The woman immediately cried out for him to stop and brought the incident to the attention of the plane’s crew. American Airlines cabin crew offered the mother and daughter different seats on the flight and alerted the pilots. The plane was diverted to Tulsa International Airport (TUL), where Cholewinski-Boy was arrested upon arrival.

Speaking out about the incident in a DOJ statement, U.S. Attorney Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma, confirmed that Cholewinski-Boy was facing criminal charges for his behavior. “The public should know these allegations pertain to criminal sexual misconduct by Mr. Cholewinski-Boy against a female passenger, not a threat to the plane or air travel. The Federal Bureau of Investigation along with Tulsa International Airport law enforcement officers responded swiftly and professionally to this situation as soon as the plane touched down in Tulsa.”

“The FBI will investigate this matter moving forward. I am thankful for the men and women of law enforcement who work to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public,” Shores added.

In response to the incident, American Airlines said, “The quick actions of our crew ensured the safety and well-being of our customers on the flight.”

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arcticflier November 15, 2019

If someone knees me in the testicles, is it considered sexual misconduct?