DENVER (CBS4)– Arrest details of the man accused of groping a passenger on a flight to Denver International Airport have been released that include more allegations of sexual assault and a criminal history that goes back to age 12. Robert Earl Glasper III is accused of repeatedly groping another man and then exposing himself on a flight from Sacramento to DIA on Monday.
According to court documents, Glasper, 26, continuously touched the victim’s leg and hands before exposing himself. The case was scheduled on the federal court docket for Friday. The alleged victim told investigators that Glasper was sitting in the window seat and Glasper was wearing a face mask with a marijuana leaf on it. He also appeared to be under the influence when he exposed himself.
When he was arrested, Glasper told authorities that he didn’t know what they were talking about and that it was mutual. He has been charged with sexual contact without permission within special aircraft jurisdiction; lewd, indecent, obscene acts within special aircraft jurisdiction; simple assault within special aircraft jurisdiction.
While in detention, Glasper allegedly sexually assaulted his roommate and made sexually inappropriate comments to female agents involved in his transport.
Glasper has a criminal record that includes three felony convictions and two misdemeanors and a criminal history going back to the age of 12. He has multiple alcohol-related convictions and his California driver’s license was suspended due to “excessive blood alcohol level.” According to court documents, “He was ruled mentally incompetent on September 2, 2021 in a California case, but then absconded from that matter and there is a warrant pending in California.”
Glasper was scheduled for a detention hearing in federal court at 10 a.m. Friday where he was remanded into the custody of the Attorney General.