Sentencing for Air Traveler in Groping CaseCHICAGO (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.
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