I never really thought about this happening during a flight and was a bit surprised by this info…
ABC News has an article and news segment about something pretty crazy that’s a bit hard to believe even takes place, in-flight sexual assault.
According to the video, a United flight was diverted last week to Chicago. The person taken off of the flight is now being investigated for sexually assaulting another passenger.
Being away for the past couple of weeks, I’ve definitely missed my fair share of news but this story to me is just awful, creepy and scary.
The article mentions how sexual assault on flights might be happening more often than we think with many cases going unreported. They go unreported due to victims being embarrassed and afraid to speak up.
The FBI says that in the NYC area alone a sexual or physical assault on a flight happens every week. They says that “the flight crew is a passengers 911 on a flight“.
However, a woman who says she was sexually assaulted during a flight is looking to make a difference.
Dana LaRue says that she woke up to find another passenger touching her leg and later on her chest. She told ABC “I knew in my head I should scream, I should yell, I should do something, but I couldn’t get my body to react”.
She regrets not reporting the assault to the crew and has now “become an advocate for victimized passengers“. LaRue said “I advise anyone who finds themselves in that situation to make a huge scene. Don’t be afraid“.
Find out more from ABC News here.