DETROIT: Federal prosecutors in Detroit are seeking nearly 11 years in prison for an Indian man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during a commercial flight.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy is expected in federal court Thursday in Detroit.
He was jailed after being accused of molesting a woman with his hands while she slept on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit in January.
Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat sitting next to the victim, and his wife was sitting next to the aisle.
Prosecutors called it a "brazen" assault.
Defence attorneys are seeking a prison term of less than 10 years, arguing Ramamoorthy's "life as he knew it is over."
Ramamoorthy had been in the US on a work visa.
He'll eventually be deported to India because of the conviction.