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Published June 14, 2011, 07:58 PM

Nevada Man Accused of Assaulting Woman on Plane to Minnesota

An 83-year-old man from Reno, Nevada, is charged with assaulting a woman on board his private airplane as they flew to Minnesota.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 83-year-old man from Reno, Nevada, is charged with assaulting a woman on board his private airplane as they flew to Minnesota.

Robert M. Lee was charged Tuesday with one count of assault. Lee was charged in federal court because the alleged offense happened on board the plane.

Court documents say Lee was traveling to a hospital in Rochester last September while under the care of a paramedic and a registered nurse. When the paramedic helped Lee return to his seat, he allegedly grabbed and twisted her breast.

When the woman told Lee not to touch her, he allegedly replied, "I can do whatever I want. This is my airplane."

Online court records did not indicate an attorney for Lee. A telephone listing for Lee could not be found.

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