Woman who abused 19-year-old on an Alaska Airlines flight sentenced

Article here. Home detention? If this had been a man who had done this, he'd be locked up. And airlines are worried about seating men next to single women and children. Excerpt:

'An Oregon woman who molested another passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight last year was sentenced Monday to eight months of home detention and three years of probation.

Heidi McKinney, 27, of Banks didn't speak in federal court during her sentencing but wrote a letter of apology to the young woman who she verbally and physically abused.

The encounter occurred on May 8, 2016, when a 19-year-old woman boarded a flight in Las Vegas to return to her home in Portland. She said a "rowdy" woman later identified as McKinney tried to take a seat in her row and inappropriately placed her hands on her chest.

McKinney, who was traveling with her sister-in-law, insisted on taking multiple photos of the 19-year-old woman despite her protestations. After the plane took off, McKinney tried to lure the 19-year-old into drinking alcohol that she had smuggled onto the plane. When the 19-year-old refused, McKinney threw the bottle onto the victim's lap, according to prosecutors.

McKinney subjected the 19-year-old to lewd and demeaning taunts and physical touching, including licking the 19-year-old's ear, placing her hand on the victim's crotch several times and attempting to force the 19-year-old to touch McKinney's breasts, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ravi Sinha wrote in a sentencing memo.'

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