A tourist allegedly performed a sex act on an aeroplane and climaxed on the woman sat beside him.
The 51-year-suspect is said to have performed the lewd act just 30 minutes into the flight on Friday and tried to put the woman’s hand on his genitals.
“I fell asleep as soon as the plane took off. Half an hour later I woke up when the man beside me started pulling on my hand.
“To my horror I realised he was trying to put my hand on his genitals. I then realised my legs and lap was stained,” the 32-year-old businesswoman told police.
She also said the man’s hands were dirty and she could smell sperm.
The man was arrested after the Gol Airlines plane landed in Brasilia, central Brazil, following a three-and-a-half-hour journey.
But he claimed he was “drowsy and started coughing and accidentally spat on the victim”.
He told police: “I spat (on the victim) during a coughing fit, and it hit the woman beside me. The woman became angry and started hitting out at me.”
It is reported other passengers on the internal flight tried to attack the suspect after hearing the woman shout in panic.
But air crew moved the man to a seat at the back of the aircraft, and the alleged victim to a seat at the front.
In a statement, Gol Airlines said it “strongly condemns any manifestation of violence that occurred on Friday morning,” and it is “studying ways to ban the passenger, forever, from all the company’s flights.
“The crew acted immediately immobilizing the aggressor and the captain informed federal police of the incident and headed to Brasilia’s JK (Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International) airport.
“On landing, the aircraft’s doors were kept shut until officers who were waiting, arrived to carry out the arrest.”
The accused denies the charges and is expected to appear in court soon.