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Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:37 am

Found this on AOL earlier:
https://www.aol.com/news/texas-man-char ... 12958.html
I wonder why she didn't say anything to the flight crew. My guess she was afraid what would happen if she did, or she just didn't know she could report it to the crew. Glad he got apprehended, now throw the book at him.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:45 am

I find stories like this just so DISTURBING!!!! Where is our society headed? If he is convicted, then I hope he gets the MAX in every way
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:09 am

I have two daughters who are even older and I wonder what kind of world do we live in? Can't we take our eyes off our children for more than a second? I don't live in the US, but in general, that worries me a lot
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:09 pm

Gross, gross, gross. How entitled and unassailable must this man have felt to commit an assault in a closed space just a few feet from dozens of potential witnesses?
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:21 pm

On a flight from AUS to BZN? Is that a G4 flight?
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:27 pm

Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:37 pm

Total creep.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:39 pm

The sad part is this isn't an uncommon occurrence. Many victims just want to go home and not deal with it. My FA ex had a passenger that was assaulted during a JFK-LAX flight. They moved the victim away and had police meet the flight. The victim refused to press charges.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:40 pm

ILNFlyer wrote:
Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.


76 years old and 15 year maximum statutory sentence… should do the trick.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:43 pm

2eng2efficient wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.


76 years old and 15 year maximum statutory sentence… should do the trick.


Probably won't make it to the 5 year supervised probation.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:03 am

That’s just sick. Couldn’t she have elbowed a seat mate and given the “look over here” glance for some aid? Didn’t his seat mates witness him leaning forward continually?
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:09 am

Convict him and throw him in the general population of a federal prison.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:12 am

Speedy752 wrote:

That’s just sick. Couldn’t she have elbowed a seat mate and given the “look over here” glance for some aid? Didn’t his seat mates witness him leaning forward continually?


It sounds like you're blaming a 15 year old girl for not knowing how to handle this situation, really?
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:13 am

dfwjim1 wrote:
2eng2efficient wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.


76 years old and 15 year maximum statutory sentence… should do the trick.


Probably won't make it to the 5 year supervised probation.


If he's put in the general population, he might not last 15 days.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:19 am

OzarkD9S wrote:
Speedy752 wrote:

That’s just sick. Couldn’t she have elbowed a seat mate and given the “look over here” glance for some aid? Didn’t his seat mates witness him leaning forward continually?


It sounds like you're blaming a 15 year old girl for not knowing how to handle this situation, really?


Not blaming anyone but him, but in such an enclosed space these behaviors should be noticeable to a lot of others. Wondering why no one picked up on what he was doing. Even the tightest pitch would cause him to constantly lean forward to do this, it seems like it would be apparent to those sitting around him.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:37 am

OzarkD9S wrote:
Speedy752 wrote:

That’s just sick. Couldn’t she have elbowed a seat mate and given the “look over here” glance for some aid? Didn’t his seat mates witness him leaning forward continually?


It sounds like you're blaming a 15 year old girl for not knowing how to handle this situation, really?

Exactly. Come on, how is a 15 year old to be able to express what was happening to her to perfect strangers? Next you’ll blame the flight attendant.. The Epstein and Weinstein victims waited years before they realized it wasn’t just them.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:38 am

Speedy752 wrote:
OzarkD9S wrote:
Speedy752 wrote:

That’s just sick. Couldn’t she have elbowed a seat mate and given the “look over here” glance for some aid? Didn’t his seat mates witness him leaning forward continually?


It sounds like you're blaming a 15 year old girl for not knowing how to handle this situation, really?


Not blaming anyone but him, but in such an enclosed space these behaviors should be noticeable to a lot of others. Wondering why no one picked up on what he was doing. Even the tightest pitch would cause him to constantly lean forward to do this, it seems like it would be apparent to those sitting around him.


Questioning 'couldn't she have' suggests you don't really have any idea what women experience in such situations. The usual reaction is to freeze because the experience is unsettling enough to make processing what's happening difficult. Teens in particular generally don't have the emotional constitution to 'handle' such a situation proactively.
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:08 am

Aaron747 wrote:
Speedy752 wrote:
OzarkD9S wrote:

It sounds like you're blaming a 15 year old girl for not knowing how to handle this situation, really?


Not blaming anyone but him, but in such an enclosed space these behaviors should be noticeable to a lot of others. Wondering why no one picked up on what he was doing. Even the tightest pitch would cause him to constantly lean forward to do this, it seems like it would be apparent to those sitting around him.


Questioning 'couldn't she have' suggests you don't really have any idea what women experience in such situations. The usual reaction is to freeze because the experience is unsettling enough to make processing what's happening difficult. Teens in particular generally don't have the emotional constitution to 'handle' such a situation proactively.


This is what most people don't get.

Ask a woman how they'd feel or why they didn't "fight back". It's always a guy asking that very misinformed (blind) question, isn't it?


LAXdude1023 wrote:
On a flight from AUS to BZN? Is that a G4 flight?


Yup, relatively new flight. Never thought we'd have flights to Montana (or Idaho for that matter). Next thing you know we have flights to the Dakotas, Wyoming, or Bangor/rural Northeast!
 
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Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:26 am

He may be in federal custody, but he needs to be extradited back to his home state to face some real old-time Texas justice! Is Judge Roy Bean still practicing on the bench in Langtry?

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