Businessman Convicted Of Groping Woman On Flight To Chicago

Srinivasa Erramilli was found guilty Thursday of abusive sexual contact.

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    A jury in Chicago has convicted a frequent business traveler of groping a woman while she slept in the plane seat next to him.

    Srinivasa Erramilli was found guilty Thursday of abusive sexual contact during a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas-to-Chicago last year.

    The victim testified in federal court that Erramilli was sitting in a middle seat between her and her husband. They were returning from Las Vegas where they celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary.

    She was awake when Erramilli touched her a third time and she began hitting him while calling him either "a pig" or "pervert." The Aurora software consultant called the contact inadvertent.

    He faces a maximum two-year prison term. Until his sentencing on April 26, he can only travel for business by car.