A Mercer County man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a fellow passenger on a flight from India to Newark, federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Thursday.

The woman shouted, "What the hell are you doing?"

She got up and informed the flight crew, who then ordered Parkar back to business class.

Parkar made repeated requests with the crew to be able to talk to the women, which were denied.

He allegedly wrote two short notes to the woman apologizing for a "moment's stupidity" and stated, "I acknowledge I was stupid," according to court records.