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Date: 06-20-2023

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United States of America v. Jairaj Singh Dhillon

Case Number: 1:23-cr-10025

Judge: Paul G. Levenson

Court: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Suffolk County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with two counts of assault while in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States.

During an overnight flight from Los Angeles to Boston on May 31, 2022, Jairaj Singh Dhillon, ate 43, of Modesto, California, engaged in unwanted sexual contact with two female passengers sitting next to him. The first victim reported that Dhillon, seated in the aisle seat next to her, touched her thigh and groin area while she was taking care of her infant child who was in a car seat in the window seat next to her. The first victim called for help and stated out loud, “this man just groped me.” The second victim, who was seated in the aisle seat opposite Dhillon, reported that Dhillon reached out with both hands and simultaneously grabbed her groin and buttocks when she was standing in the aisle. Flight crew intervened and moved Dhillon to another part of the plane for the duration of the flight. Dhillon was immediately taken into custody upon the flight’s arrival in Boston.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Christopher DiMenna, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and John E. Mawn Jr., Interim Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Dell’Anno of Levy’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.


Outcome: 06/15/2023 38 Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Paul G. Levenson: Sentencing held on 6/15/2023 for Jairaj Singh Dhillon (1), Count(s) 1-2, Guilty Plea. The Court conducted a sentencing hearing in open court, although the parties appeared remotely. The Court found that the defendant waived his right to appear in person and had requested the remote appearance. The court considered the parties sentencing memoranda and the presentence report from probation. The parties had no objection to pre-sentencing report and the Court adopted it. The parties addressed the Court prior to imposing a sentence. The defendant did not wish to address the Court. The government confirmed that victims had been notified and elected not to attend or submit victim impact statements. In accordance with the plea agreement, the Court sentenced the defendant to 12 Months of Probation, 6 months of which are Home Detention. Fine of $20 Special Assessment with standard condition of release. With the parties agreement, the Court directed that location monitoring during home detention shall be at the recommendation of the defendant's probation officer in the district where defendant resides. The Court advised the defendant of his rights to appeal.(Attorneys present: Atty Gant, AUSA Dell' Anno, and PO Monteiro)Court Reporter Name and Contact or digital recording information: Digital Recording. To order a copy of this Digital Recording, please email the Court at . For a transcript of this proceeding, contact the Court by email at (Dumoulin, Rose) (Entered: 06/15/2023)

Defendant was sentenced to one year of probation, with the first six months to be served in home confinement.

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