A man accused of groping a woman on an aircraft has told US police that President Donald Trump had said it was OK to grab women.
The man was charged in New Mexico with “abusive sexual contact” after he allegedly touched the breasts of the passenger sitting in front of him.
The woman was helped by aircraft staff to find a different seat and the man was arrested on arrival in Albuquerque.
Mr Trump was once recorded boasting about grabbing women by the genitals.
According to the criminal complaint released by the district court in Albuquerque, the accused told police “that the President of the United States says it’s ok to grab women by their private parts”.
The accused will remain in custody pending a preliminary hearing, the court said.
A conviction of abusive sexual contact would carry a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a fine of $250,000 (£193,000).