Man accused of groping passenger cites the president’s words

Man accused of groping passenger cites the president’s words

In a second incident 30 minutes later, she said she felt Alexander's hand grab the back of her arm and grope around her ribs and then her breast.

Alexander was arrested for probable cause of violating 18 U.S. Code § 2244 - Abusive sexual contact.

According to court documents, after she dozed off and was touched again "she rose from her seat, turned around and told the passenger behind her that she didn't know why he thought it was OK and he needed to stop".

The victim told the man to stop touching her, then asked a flight attendant to move her to another seat in the back of the plane, reported the Albuquerque Journal.

Alexander was arrested and hauled into a vehicle at Albuquerque International Sunport. In June, a white woman who accosted a Hispanic man and his mother while they were doing yard work was caught in a now-viral video calling the pair "animals" and "rapists".

It's unclear at this time whether Alexander has retained legal counsel. If convicted of the charge against him, the Florida man could face up to two years in federal prison. "You can do anything", Trump said.

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In an interview with investigators, Alexander said he slept most of the flight and did not take any sleep aides or drink alcohol, but remembered the woman in front of him spoke to him, then moved seats, according to the complaint.

Authorities said Alexanders hands and physical description matched those given by the woman.

The woman, identified only as C.W.in the complaint, fell asleep after she got on the plane, she said.

Southwest Airlines told Fox News in a statement, "Customer Service Supervisors and local law enforcement officers were requested to meet flight 5421 upon arrival in Albuquerque from Houston due to reports of a Customer's alleged inappropriate behavior onboard".

The Southwest spokesperson told The Post the airline is "continuously reviewing and updating our training as necessary", but declined to share any specifics.

A spokeswoman for the US attorney for the state of New Mexico said Alexander is being held in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing set for today.

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