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Philadelphia Woman Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew, Simple Assault, and Indecent Exposure on Frontier Airlines Flight

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Dulce Huertas, 60, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with interference with flight crew members and attendants, simple assault, and indecent exposure on a Frontier Airlines flight from Orlando, Florida, to Philadelphia.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 21 years and three months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $355,000 fine.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Air Marshal Service, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. The Philadelphia Police Department has also provided assistance.

An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 31, 2024