Ranchhodbhai Lakha 61, of Sandy Springs, stands indicted by a federal grand jury in Atlanta for sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman on an Atlanta bound Delta flight.
Investigators say that on a Sept. 28, 2010, a 25-year-old woman sitting in the same row as Lakha fell asleep.
She awoke to discover Lakha allegedly touching her below the waist. The woman removed Lakha’s hand and told him to stop.
An FBI investigation shows Lakha may have been involved in other similar incidents, possibly in Alabama.
Attorneys in the case plan to seek access to the woman’s Facebook page as potential evidence to be used to defend the creep.
According to the AJC, Lakha’s lawyers have served a subpoena on Facebook to obtain the woman’s “wall posts, notes, chat history, sent and received inbox messages, posted links, photo comments, user photos, status messages and status updates” from Sept. 27, 2010 through Oct. 3, 2010.
The woman, whose identity is being withheld because she is the alleged victim of a sexual assault, does not oppose the release of her wall postings for Sept. 28 (the date the alleged incident occurred), but prosecutors feel the other information requested by the defense, is overly broad and an unwarranted invasion of privacy.
Let’s talk about this…
Since Facebook is used by just about everyone from bill collectors to potential employees, is it an “invasion of privacy” to reveal your Facebook postings when you have been a victim of a crime?
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