Sleeping Woman Sexually Abused On Dubai Flight, Accused Says She “Enjoyed It”
A woman, who was flying from Dubai to JFK Airport, New York, was sexually molested by another passenger after she took medication to help her sleep and he (accused) later told flight attendants that she had “enjoyed it.”
The woman had fallen into deep sleep after ingesting anti-anxiety medication an hour into the flight. When she woke up, Quraishi, had asked her, “whether she had a good nap.”
The victim – name withheld – told authorities that she was seated next to Nadeem Quraishi on a flight into Queens on Monday and that she fell asleep after taking anti-anxiety medication, a Brooklyn federal court complaint.
According to the complaint, when she awoke, Quraishi allegedly asked her “whether she had a good nap.”
She became aware of the assault when she noticed her hand lotion, which she placed in the seat pocket in front of her was missing. She then noticed lotion was “spread on her arms, chest, and up her legs.” She walked to the bathroom and felt sore, and observed “her underwear had been shifted and that lotion was in her vaginal area and on her underwear.”
After returning to her seat, the woman asked Qureishi about her lotion and he handed it over to her, she immediately reported the incident through tears, to the flight attendants.
When apprehended, 42 year old Quraishi, who sat next to her in Economy class, admitted to touching the lady and brazenly said she “needed it” and “enjoyed it because she did not resist.” He also added, “it happened to him as a child.”
Quraishi was arrested on arrival at JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where the case is in federal court.
He was then released on $50,000 bond and will reappear at a later date.