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Graphic testimony in airline groping trial in NJ


A woman who says she was groped by a New Jersey man on a cross-country flight is repeating details of the incident to a federal jury.

The woman, who is using a pseudonym because of the nature of the charges, testified Monday at the man's trial in Newark.

Under cross-examination, she told jurors she woke up during the Phoenix-to-Newark flight last year to find northern New Jersey resident Bawer Aksal's hands in her blouse and down her shorts.

At one point, she demonstrated the position she was sitting in using three airline seats set up in the courtroom.

She was questioned by prosecutors last week.

Aksal, a Turkish-born U.S. citizen, has pleaded not guilty to a sexual abuse charge. He has denied through his attorney that he harmed the woman.

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