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Air passenger molested on plane during orgy dream

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An air passenger awoke from a dream about an orgy during a flight to Gatwick to find a businessman molesting her, a court has heard.

An air passenger awoke from a dream about an orgy during a flight to Gatwick to find a businessman molesting her, a court has heard.

Former packaging firm boss Ake Lundbom, 63, allegedly attacked the woman in her 30s during an eight-hour overnight flight from Atlanta in the US.

A jury heard how he pounced when his alleged victim fell into a deep sleep after taking a sleeping pill and drinking two glasses of wine.

The US citizen claimed she awoke to find the man with his hands inside her trousers. She alerted cabin crew and was moved to the back of the plane before police arrested Lundbom when the plane landed at Gatwick.

Prosecutor Richard Cherrill told Lewes Crown Court the attack happened after Lundbom sat next to the woman during Delta Airlines flight DL58.

He said: “After the aircraft had been in flight for about four hours, the lighting in the cabin was dimmed to enable people to have a better chance of getting some sleep. The victim went into a deep sleep, something she refers to as ‘completely blacking out’.

“The next thing she can remember is having a dream, a weird dream in her recollection, in which everybody on the aircraft is having some sort of sexual encounter.

“She tried to get herself awake but could not do so for some time. She spoke to the defendant who is doing this to which he replied, ‘Shuush, it’s OK, don’t worry about it’.”

The woman told the jury she had a glass of red wine with her meal then fell asleep soon after, although she could not remember whether she took a tranquilliser or not.

The next thing she remembered was a “scratching” feeling on her inner thigh.

She said: “I felt pressure inside me. I woke up fully and realised I was sideways in my seat, I had a blanket over me, I was too close to him.

“Something had been inside me, my legs were askew. I turned to him and said ‘What have you been doing to me?’ I got up and went to the toilet.”

When she confronted Lundbom about what had happened, he took her hand and tried to calm her down, she told the jury.

She said she reported the incident to an air steward who said the pair had been cuddling and she had assumed they were a couple.

In interview, Lundbom told police the alleged victim’s DNA was found under his fingernails after he touched her ankle and stroked her hair to help her sleep.

Lundbom, of Gothenburg, Sweden, denies assault by penetration in June last year.

The trial continues.