Hans Loudermilk, a 66 year old man has found himself in deep shit after being accused of groping a fellow 15 year old fellow female passenger on a recent Delta airlines flight.
During the 90 minute flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, Utah, Hans Loudermilk purportedly told the girl that he ‘could teach her things’ about sex that boys her age couldn’t.
According to an FBI affidavit, Loudermilk stood in the aisle shortly after boarding and asked the girl to move to the middle seat in their row.
The unaccompanied minor complied with the request, and the pair began chatting.
According to FBI agent Daniel Horan, the conversation ‘started off just social, however turned sexual in nature.’
About 25 minutes before landing, Hans Loudermilk suggested the girl ‘should drive with him and that in the State of Utah he could marry her at her current age.’
Loudermilk, a former prop maker for Hollywood movies, then allegedly began touching her chin and this ‘progressed to rubbing (her) leg and upper thigh,‘ Horan wrote in the report, obtained by The Smoking Gun.
The girl at this point became ‘extremely nervous and wanted this to end.’
When the plane landed in Salt Lake City, she immediately contacted a TSA officer and reported the alleged sexual assault.
Meanwhile, Loudermilk had slipped away into an airport gift shop and proceeded to replace the shirt he’d been wearing with a black jacket, ‘possibly to avoid detection by law enforcement,’ Horan wrote in the report.
Hans Loudermilk was subsequently arrested and charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor on an aircraft. He is being held without bond ahead of an April 10 preliminary hearing.
Loudermilk had checked in to the Delta Sky Club at LAX prior to taking off Tuesday, according to his Facebook page. He had also written extensive posts about his planned travels.
‘It’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles folks,‘ he wrote. ‘In a lifetime of traveling I don’t think I’ve ever covered as much ground of such diversity and using as many modes of transport as what I’m attempting today. Provided I make it to the church on time, of course. I’ll keep you posted.’
He didn’t make it to the church on time.
Then there were these comments on the web that made me wonder:
Yes he’s a creep. But would there be a kerfuffle if a 66 year old woman said / did the same thing to a 15 year old boy?
I don’t know what constitutes a sexual assault and who has jurisdiction here but I doubt any charges here are likely to stick. The guy showed poor judgement but what he did does not even constitute molestation as no private parts were touched according to the story.