A Japanese man is accused of molesting a female passenger on a United Airlines flight from Tokyo to Houston.
A 21-year-old woman told authorities the man seated next to her had touched her breast and taken a cellphone photo under her skirt on the international flight Aug. 21.
The 36-year-old man was arrested just after the flight from Tokyo's Narita International Airport arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said this week.
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The man admitted to groping and photographing the woman because "it humiliated her," an FBI agent said.
A judge ruled this week there is probable cause to hold him. It's unclear if he's been charged.
He faces up to two years in federal prison if convicted.