ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (CBS SF/AP) — A Sutter County man has been sentenced to six months in prison for assaulting two flight attendants while traveling from San Diego to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The office of the U.S. Attorney for New Mexico announced the sentencing Wednesday of 43-year-old Alton James Johnson of Yuba City. James pleaded guilty to the assault on Jan. 12.READ MORE: UPDATE: San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hit-And-Run Victim Identified As Hotel Worker Headed Home
Prosecutors said in a plea agreement that Johnson repeatedly touched a female flight attendant on her legs during a December 2019 flight. She asked him to stop and he then grabbed her by the buttocks.
Prosecutors say a second flight attendant stepped in to help and he grabbed that attendant by the arm.READ MORE: Suspect Sought In Robbery At El Cerrito Pharmacy
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Johnson admitted in the plea agreement to having been under the influence of alcohol but in control of his actions.
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