Snakes on a Plane … 11 Year Old Girl Sexually Molested on Delta Airlines Flight from San Diego to Atlanta
This gives a whole new meaning to “Snakes on a Plane”.
Putting unattended minor on planes is a practice that is done every day by parents, yet it is one that I could never really understand. One would think that if a plane was too crowded that no one would think of assaulting an unattended minor. If the flight was not busy then one would then presume that the attendants could watch the minors. However, when it comes to pervs, nothing is off limits and flying the friendly skies becomes an everyday risk as sex predators will try anything.
An 11 year old girl’s parents are suing Delta Airlines and claim that their daughter was sexually molested on a crowded flight from San Diego to Atlanta. Parents should really think twice before putting their children unattended on airplanes these days. There is a responsibility on the airlines part for the safety of unattended minors on flights
“Along with making sure passengers are comfortable and arrive at their final destination, our flight crews work to ensure their safety and security, which includes the thousands of unaccompanied minors who travel with us every year,” said Elliott.
She said Delta has special rules for keeping a close watch on children flying alone, including personally receiving minors from a parent or guardian, taking them to their assigned seat and escorting minors to the person specified to meet them at the destination point. There’s also a small surcharge for the service.
The incident alleged in the lawsuit occurred on Jan. 6 when the girl was on a return trip from San Diego where she was visiting her father, a Marine who was on leave. Her mother, a 31-year-old property manager from Huntsville, was set to meet the plane in Atlanta.
“Seated next to her was a child molester who switched seats so that neither were in their assigned seats,” the suit reads. “During the flight the passenger … began to rub her face. The passenger … told (the girl) his penis was itching and began rubbing his penis while rubbing her face.”
Such incidents, while apparently rare, have been reported on other planes. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)