Man is sentenced for abusing a minor in mid-flight

USA.-A Fayetteville, North Carolina man has been sentenced after sexually assaulting a minor mid-flight to RDU.

According to reports, the man, identified as Ryan Eugene Larned, was aboard an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Raleigh-Durham International Airport when he began touching the groin of a minor who was next to him. .

The subject would have put his hands inside the pants of the 17-year-old teenager without her consent and would have used a piece of clothing to hide what he was doing from other passengers.

The minor, who was a high school student, for her part, immediately reported what was happening.

A statement from the United States Department of Justice reported that Larned, 38, pleaded guilty to the incident that occurred last year, but for which he was sentenced this week.

The NC man was sentenced for sexually assaulting a minor on a flight to RDU for which he will have to spend 10 months in prison, in addition to 5 years of supervised release and pay a $2,000 fine.

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