June 18, 2016 4:19 pm -


The woman sitting next to him says he repeatedly groped her breasts while she was sleeping.

Rockland County resident Yoel Oberlander, 35, was sitting next to a woman on an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Newark when he touched her breast as she was trying to sleep, according to a criminal complaint.

She said she tried to turn away in her seat but he kept grabbing her, prosecutors say. Finally, she switched seats when her mother, also seated next to her, awoke. They then called for help.

This is Oberlander’s third sex offense arrest. He was convicted of abusing an 11-year-old girl in 2002 and was arrested for trespassing at a children’s sleepaway camp in 2012.



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