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15 MAY 2019: ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

David Adamson, 46, was found guilty of sending a text message with a bomb emoji to Ruth Adamson, 27, who was due to fly to Vietnam. A travel agent wrongly mailed Ruth Adamson’s flight itinerary to David’s house. David sent her angry and threatening messages, because he assumed it was his mother’s number on the…

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16 MAY 2019: PENNSYLVANIA, USA

Wes Glon, 65, the head fencing coach for Pennsylvania State University, failed to report allegations of sexual misconduct against assistant coach George Abashidze, 60, to the university because he found them hard to believe and because Abashidze had apologised. Jennifer Oldham, 44, also a fencing coach, was sexually harassed by Abashidze, who was drunk on…

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13 MAY 2019: FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY

Stephen Bradley Mell, 53, pleaded guilty to committing sex acts with a 15-year-old girl he had been giving flying lessons to. The millionaire allegedly once put his private plane on auto pilot in order to molest the girl during a flight from Cape Cod in 2017. Mell had been seducing and sexually abusing his victim…

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10 MAY 2019: BEIRUT, LEBANON

Amer Khayat, 41, brother of Khaled and Mahmoud Khayat, was released on bail after being held since 2017. Amer Khayat was on trial for his alleged involvement in a plot to blow up an Etihad Airways flight to Abu Dhabi from Sydney. He had attempted to carry a bomb concealed within a meat grinder onto…

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9 MAY 2019: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Hardeep Singh, 35, an Indian national travelling on a six-month tourist visa, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a passenger on a flight from Mumbai to Manchester. Singh flirted heavily with the victim, did not move to let her pass to use the toilets, forcing her body to touch his, and he removed her headphones…

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10 MAY 2019: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Codey Robert Dodgson, 28, was given a two-year good behaviour bond for falsely claiming to three airport and airline staff that there was a bomb onboard a Jetstar plane from Brisbane to Melbourne in October 2018. Dodgson, who was delusional at the time, has schizophrenia.

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7 MAY 2019: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Linton Bryan, 34, was found guilty of drunk, abusive and threatening behaviour on a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester to Antalya in June 2018. Bryan was particularly abusive towards one female cabin crew member, claiming she was racist. He slapped a fellow passenger in the face for intervening. During landing he threatened to open a…

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30 APRIL 2019: NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

Lee Robson, 31, was found guilty of disrupting a Thomas Cook flight from Egypt to Newcastle on 21 January and for failing to appear for his first court proceeding. Robson was drunk, swearing, playing loud music and shouting during the flight. He was handed a thirteen-week suspended prison sentence, ordered to embark on a drug…

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1 MAY 2019: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Khaled Khayat, 51, was found guilty of plotting to blow up an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017, and to carry out a gas attack on behalf of Islamic State. Khaled Khayat and his brother Mahmoud Khayat, 32, were accused of planting a bomb in a meat grinder and giving…