Woman accused of sexual assault while in air on Alaska Airlines flight

Update: State prosecutors are no longer pursuing a third-degree sexual abuse charge against Heidi McKinney, court records show. The case has been referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for review, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

An Oregon woman was charged with molesting a female passenger on a flight from Las Vegas to Portland.

Police said Heidi McKinney, 26, touched the woman’s breasts and genitals without consent during flight 621 on Alaska Airlines on Sunday.

They arrested her at Portland’s PDX airport after the plane touched down, according to an investigation report published by The Smoking Gun.

The alleged unwanted contacts happened while the plane was in Oregon airspace, the document states.

Booking Photo

Booking Photo

Police spoke with the other woman after the flight landed and later arrested McKinney.

The 26-year-old, of Banks, Oregon, was charged with misdemeanor third-degree sex abuse.

She was booked into the Multnomah County jail on Sunday and her bail was set at $2,500 according to The Smoking Gun.

Authorities released McKinney on Monday and a ‘no complaint’ disposition was filed in the afternoon according to KGW.

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SOURCE: Dailymail.co.uk

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