CBS News New York: N.J. Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Sleeping Woman During Flight

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    CBS News New York: N.J. Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Sleeping Woman During Flight
    Prosecutor: Woman Woke To Hands In Her Clothes, Man Whispering 'Kiss Me'

    A North Bergen man is accused of sexually abusing a woman who fell asleep during a five-hour United Airlines flight from Phoenix to Newark Liberty Airport. Bawer Aksal, 48, was arrested Tuesday when the plane landed.

    According to prosecutors, Aksal was seated next to a woman who had the window seat. They didn’t know each other. At one point during the flight, prosecutors said the woman fell asleep. When she woke up, prosecutors said Aksal had one hand in her shorts and another in her shirt. According to the FBI complaint, Aksal, who was breathing heavy whispered to the victim “Kiss me.”
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    They should have put him off the plane.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ... at FL 300!
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    This is why women should be allowed to carry pepper spray aboard the aircraft...just sayin'...
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Many women can tell you stories like this. I've had to move away from more grabby creeps in my day than I can count. Once, on the train, when I woke up and was so disoriented -- as everyone is when he/she wakes up from a dead sleep -- that I couldn't respond coherently and simply stood up and said aloud, "What's going on?!" and stomped off to sit in another seat at the back of the car. The guy who had been beside me promptly got up and moved to another car.

    Normally, the person I am would've slapped him and screamed bloody murder, spelling out exactly what was going on for all to hear. But again, you're disoriented when you wake up. You don't behave normally.

    Chris Elliott wrote about a similar airplane case last year on his blog. Most of the morons commenting blamed the woman.
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I was thinking around 12,000 feet. That way no oxygen would be needed when depressurizing. Don't want to cause the guy any additional stress before taking that step.
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I have now left this comment twice at that CBS News article. They won't allow it to appear. Why? Apparently someone dislikes me enough to keep reporting me:

    "Comment hidden due to abuse reports. Show comment."
  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Why didn't one of the ever-vigilant, psychic BDOs detect this man's malintent?
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Modification and emphasis mine.

    Even better if they issue it to travelers prior to TSA interaction.

    I have a hunch that smurf-clerks would be much more pleasant if they knew they could get a face full of pain at any moment.
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Wonder if someone else could post it?
  11. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I tried. Can't.
  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Bet if it was about Prince Harry's willy it would get posted.
  13. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I like your thinking. Our society is so inside-the-box when it comes to legal punishments for stuff like this. It is going to cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to incarcerate him. Surely there are some dangerous cleanup tasks at Fukushima that need doing. Maybe he can go stick some water hoses in the cooling tanks.
  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Maybe he'd be comforted by a TSA employee on each arm on the way down.
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    He probably had an iPad that distracted them.
  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    And fondle his junk prior to impact.
  17. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    It wouldn't have surprised me if the words "Transportation Security Officer" had preceded the name. Maybe next time.

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