Update 1 (Sep. 10, 2014): Devender Singh has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a sleeping woman on board a United Airlines flight.
The charge to which 62-year old Devender Singh pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Singh will be sentenced on October 23, 2014.
Update 2 (October 24, 2014): Devender Singh has been sentenced to eight months in prison. The 62-year-old Baton Rouge Indian must register as a sex offender, according to his sentencing terms set out by U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Chesler.
In the latest incident of an Indian allegedly developing sex fever on a U.S. flight, 62-year-old Devender Singh of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was arrested March 2, 2014 on charges of abusive sexual contact with his female co-passenger.
According to a complaint filed by the FBI in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey, on a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty airport (New Jersey) Devender Singh pawed his sleeping female co-passenger’s breast with one hand while masturbating his exposed dick with the other hand.
FBI agent Jason Carley says in his complaint Devender Singh admitted to, among other things, placing his hand inside the victim’s shirt and touching her chest area after receiving Miranda warnings.
Devender has been arrested and put in a county jail.
If convicted of the abusive sexual contact charge, Devender Singh faces a maximum potential penalty of two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Devender Singh is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Indians – Sex Fever
Devender Singh is not the first Indian to land in deep trouble over sex issues on a U.S. flight.
Telugu bidda Srinivasa Erramilli is serving time in an Ohio prison for groping his co-passenger on a U.S. flight.
A few years back, Murali Krishna Nookella got into trouble for masturbating on a flight from Philadelphia to Denver. Nookella confessed to “Obscene and Indecent Exposure on an Aircraft” but was lucky to avoid jail time. A U.S. judge ordered Murali Nookella to complete a program of mental health treatment and restricted him from flying on Southwest Airlines.