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Nev. Man Gets Probation For Assaulting Woman On Flight

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An 84-year-old man from Reno, Nev., was sentenced to 180 days of probation, including 30 days of home confinement and 60 days of community service for assaulting a doctor while flying to Rochester on a private airplane in September of 2010.

Robert M. Lee must also pay a $5,000 fine, provided the victim $431.25 in restitution and write a letter of apology. Lee was charged on June 13, 2011, and pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault on July 1, 2011 in Minneapolis Federal Court.

According to court documents, Lee was flying from Nevada to Rochester with a female paramedic-respiratory specialist who is a registered nurse. When the nurse helped Lee return to his seat, he grabbed and twisted her breast, causing injury. When the woman told Lee not to touch her, he said “I can do whatever I want. This is my airplane.”

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