A woman executive is facing a jail sentence after she admitted groping a male flight steward while drunk on a plane.

According to The Daily Mail, Katherine Goldberg, 25, grabbed the cabin crew member's crotch after drinking a pint of whiskey on a Virgin Atlantic flight.

Goldberg, of Ealing Common, London, was told by the that her attack was too serious to be dealt with by a magistrates’ court and she now faces a maximum jail term of 10 years.

She pleaded guilty to sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft at Uxbridge Magistrates Court.

The alleged incident took place on August 24 on a Johannesburg –London Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600.
South African Goldberg was understood to have been returning to London after visiting relatives and made "strong sexual advances" to her victim during the journey, the court heard.

"The defendant was drunk in mid-air and groped a male member of the cabin crew. She had made strong sexual advances towards the man during the flight. Goldberg then groped the groin and testicular area," prosecutor Kevin Christie said.

According to The Daily Mail, lawyers for Goldberg, of Ealing Common, London, had attempted to avoid the charge going to court and have the sexual assault charge dealt with by a police caution.

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