SAN ANTONIO – A California man was found guilty this week after federal authorities charged him with performing a sex act on himself on a plane during a flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio.
Enrique Gonzalez was convicted Wednesday in San Antonio for lewd, indecent or obscene acts within special aircraft jurisdiction, court officials with the Western District of Texas confirmed to KSAT.
According to an arrest affidavit, Gonzalez was on a United Airlines flight on Feb. 3 and "was observed by another passenger to be masturbating" on the plane.
The affidavit stated the witness was seated across from Gonzalez and saw him “fully exposed.”
The witness told authorities Gonzalez’s actions started after the cabin lights were dimmed and continued for 30 minutes.
The affidavit stated Gonzalez made eye contact with the witness and continued his actions.
San Antonio police responded to the incident when the plane landed. Gonzalez was arrested and posted bond the next day, Bexar County jail records showed.
Officers interviewed Gonzalez’s wife, who was on the flight as well and admitted that she “played with it” during the flight, the affidavit stated.
Gonzalez’s case was heard before a federal judge in San Antonio.
Gonzalez was scheduled to be sentenced Friday, court officials told KSAT.