BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Florida man is accused of groping a woman on a Southwest plane, and used President Trump as an excuse for his behavior.

The woman was seated in front of the 49-year-old on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque, and said he touched her inappropriately.

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Court documents say the suspect told police officers that President Trump says it’s okay to grab women by their private parts.

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He is charged with abusive sexual contact, and if convicted, he faces two years in prison.

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