News came out last week that a man named Euon Jong Lee was in trouble after a female passenger seated by him on a plane woke up to find him groping her. Now it is being reported that he was arrested on these charges. On Tuesday, Gothamist shared the news that Eun Jong Lee was picked up on these charges. He was charged with abusive sexual contact.
Here is what the FBI reports had to say about it.
"While the plane was in the air, the woman... fell asleep. She awoke to find Lee’s hand on the front of her shirt, touching her breast through her clothing. Lee then touched the skin of her neck and attempted to place his hand down the front of the woman’s shirt.
After asking Lee to stop touching her, the woman reported the incident to a flight crew member and provided the crew member a written statement describing what happened. The federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over all abusive sexual contact cases that occur in American airplanes in flight."
Eon Jong Lee is now admitting that he touched her on the plane. He could end up getting up to 2 years in prison because of it and a fine of $250,000. At first, he tried to say that he actually was asleep and that if he groped her he didn't realize he was doing it. Now he is at least admitting to it, but it is unknown what all he is admitting happened at this time.
The woman said that when she woke up Lee was touching her breasts. She asked him to stop and then reported him for doing it. The woman also gave a written statement about what happened on the plane.