WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Sentencing for Air Traveler in Groping Case

Sentencing for Air Traveler in Groping Case

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge in Chicago is scheduled to sentence a frequent business traveler convicted of groping a female passenger during an airline flight while she slept next to him.  

Prosecutors want the judge Wednesday to imprison 45-year-old Srinivasa Erramilli (sri-nih-VAH'-suh air-ah-MIL'-ee) for as much as a year and nine months.  

Defense lawyers want probation for the Aurora-based software consultant. They argue the married father of two daughters has already suffered public humiliation as a consequence of media coverage.  

The victim and her husband were returning to Chicago from a 34th wedding-anniversary trip when the 2011 incident occurred.  

At trial, jurors heard testimony Erramilli was convicted in 2002 and given probation after grabbing a woman's breast on a Detroit-bound flight. In 2000, he received two years' probation for a similar incident.   

See other LocalNews news:

East Calumet Improvement Project Begins New Phase Thursday
Centralia Police Investigate Three Monday Crashes
Child Advocacy Group Wants More in Taxes to Pay for Programs
Governor Releases Survey of Illinois' Foreign Trade Partners
Business Groups, Injured Employees Weigh In On Workers' Comp




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo