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Case Number: 5:21-cr-00141-FL
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (Craven County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Defendant's Attorney: Dan Blau
Description: New Bern, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual contact with permission.
Ryan Eugene Larned, was accused of sexual assault aboard a flight.
Larned, 38, flew on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport where he was seated next to a 17-year-old girl who was flying alone. The female, a high school junior, was in the window seat while Larned was in the middle seat. Without engaging in conversation and without consent, the 6’2’’ 220 pound man proceeded to touch the groin area of the 5’1’’ 100 pound female. He placed his jacket over them and reached his hands inside the pants of the female. The victim immediately reported the assault.
Michael F. Easley, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. FBI Special Agent Craig Noyes investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad DeVoe prosecuted the case.
Outcome: Bureau of Prisons - 10 months - Supervised Release - 5 years - Special Conditions imposed - Special Assessment $100.00 (due immediately) - Fine $2,000.00 - Counts 1 and 2 dismissed