Father sues LATAM Airlines over boy's sexual assault during layover

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 14:10:24-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida is suing an airline, saying his 6-year-old son was sexually assaulted by an airline employee while traveling as an unaccompanied minor from Brazil to the United States.

The father filed the negligence lawsuit Monday against LATAM Airlines in federal court in Orlando, Florida. The lawsuit says the airline failed to train its employees and supervise them.

The lawsuit says a flight attendant misplaced the boy's travel documents and he was unable to board a Florida-bound flight.

The lawsuit says the boy was put up at a hotel where he was assaulted by an airline employee. The airlines says it's taking the allegations seriously.