A passenger on an American Airlines flight that was diverted to Tulsa has been charged in connection with sexual misconduct, according to U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy had inappropriate and unwanted contact with a female passenger on the plane, authorities said. There was no threat to the plane or air travel, Shores said.
The flight - from North Carolina to Utah - was diverted to Tulsa Tuesday night.
An affidavit said Cholewinski-Boy was seated next to a woman and began touching her shortly after takeoff. The woman said she kept pushing his hands away from her then he grabbed her genital area, court records state.
After the woman told the flight crew what happened, they moved her and her daughter away from him, and the pilot decided to divert to Tulsa so Cholewinski-Boy could be removed from the plane.
He was arrested by Tulsa International Airport Police for public intoxication, according to an FBI special agent.