DENVER — A man who groped a pregnant woman while on a JetBlue flight from New York to Los Angeles, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport, was sentenced to time served Thursday.
Prosecutors said Marcus Covington, 33, was charged with interference with a flight attendant and abusive sexual contact during JetBlue flight 667 on August 19.
Covington was drunk and making fellow passengers nervous because he kept walking up to their seats and saying nonsensical things, prosecutors said.
At one point he groped a 27-year-old pregnant woman, said a Jeff Dorshner, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver.
A FBI special agent, who was traveling on the flight as a passenger, helped to restrain him.
The FBI agent and another passenger sat next to Covington to keep him under control while the plane landed at DIA, Dorshner said.