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Orchard Park man convicted of assaulting woman on airplane

Orchard Park man convicted of assaulting woman on airplane
Posted at 7:59 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 20:50:30-05

An Orchard Park man will serve one year of probation after he assaulted a woman by grabbing her groin area without consent on an airplane.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 50-year-old Michael Hildebrand assaulted Katie Campos on a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Buffalo.

Campos issued this statement to 7 Eyewitness News on the sentencing:

“I feel really grateful that the U.S. Attorneys office took it so seriously, advocated for a tough but reasonable sentence and brought greater awareness. What he did was awful, and the impact on me has been more intense and negative than I expected. I’m glad he was brought to justice.”

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