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Sexual assault victim suing Delta Air Lines for not preventing married man from touching her thigh during flight

By Mason White 2:35 PM April 28, 2017
Delta Air Lines flight (illustration)
-Delta Air Lines flight (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A woman is suing Delta Air Lines, after an incident of sexual, assault during a flight from South Carolina to Michigan, according to court documents in Michigan.

Jordan Acker, who is the attorney for the woman who was assaulted on the plane while flying with her 14-year-old daughter, said that the married first-class plane passenger sat down next to his client and put his hands under her shorts without consent.

The woman told him to stop, but he ignored her and continued to massage her thigh.

The woman told flight attendants, but nothing was done to restrain the passenger, who was identified as 41-year-old Christopher Finkley.

Upon landing, the FBI arrested Finkley. During questioning, Finkley admitted that ha likes to sit with his hands on his private parts, calling it “his happy place.”

He also admitted to touching the woman leg without her consent. The woman claimed that Finkley, told her that he liked white women.

Two flight attendants reported that they saw Finkley pleasuring himself in his seat. In court, Finkley was convicted and sentenced to serve one week in prison.

The victim said that she is very distraught and is afraid to fly due to the incident. She also fears for her 14-year-old daughter who supposed to sit in her seat and could have been assaulted by Finkley.