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Criminal charges were filed on Wednesday against 32-year-old Janarol Dickens, who is accused of molesting a 19-year-old Norwegian woman in her sleep on a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Amsterdam.

On 10 June 2012, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) affidavit, the woman boarded the flight and briefly chatted with Dickens who offered to watch a movie with her, however, she declined and went to sleep.

Upon waking up, the woman could feel the man fondling with her and immediately reported the incident to the flight crew who were quick to allocate her a new seat for the remaining duration of the flight, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The woman was trembling and cried shortly after reporting the incident, according to the affidavit.

Upon landing in Amsterdam, Dickens was questioned by the Dutch Royal Military Police, however, he denied any sexual contact between him and the woman. It appears that he was set free after the short interrogation, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Two years after the alleged abuse, Dickens returned to Miami, and it was only then that the case surfaced again and interrogations began with the FBI. After initially denying any past detainment by law enforcement authorities, he admitted to being briefly detained by the Dutch Police in 2012.

Dickens also admitted, on record, that he had fondled with the woman without her permission, which allowed the FBI agent to conclude his affidavit and proceed with the criminal charges against him.

Court documents do not reveal any attorney of record for him.