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Man accused of fondling woman on flight from India

NEWARK, N.J. >> A citizen of India living in New Jersey is accused of fondling a passenger on an Air India flight that landed at Newark International Airport.

Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Ganesh Parkar, of Robbinsville, moved from his ticketed seat in business class on Wednesday and sat next to a woman in economy class on a flight from Mumbai. They say he touched one of her breasts after she fell asleep.

Parkar was charged with abusive sexual contact during court appearance today. He was released on a $50,000 bond, put under home electronic monitoring and ordered to relinquish his passport.

The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of two years.

Parkar’s attorney didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

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