It has recently been reported that an employee of Carnival Cruises has been detained in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the rape of another employee on board the ship. According to authorities the alleged rape happened in a cabin when the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The unidentified man has not been charged.
Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz said the woman is a cruise ship employee from Australia. Puerto Rico police had identified her as a tourist.
In 2000, two crew members of Carnival Cruise Lines were charged in federal court with rape involving two women while the ship Elation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Cruise Lines love to promote their industry as all fun and games. The reality, however, can be a lot harsher. Violent incidents can occur with a degree of regularity. The employees are often from foreign countries and the massive cruise ships can present opportunities for criminal conduct. Victims of this type of misconduct may have legal rights against the cruise line.
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