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60-year-old crew member arrested for molesting 15-year-old girl aboard Costa Diadema

October 30, 2015 Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Law


LA SPEZIA, Primocanale, an Italian news station, has reported that a cleaner working aboard the Costa Diadema sexually molested a 15-year-old-girl on October 23, 2015. The crew member’s name was not released by the Italian news station. However, he was identified as a 50-year-old man from Honduras. According to the Italian news station, the minor girl was traveling aboard the Costa Diadema with her aunt and uncle. On the day of the assault, she apparently returned alone to her cabin after dinner. Once inside the cabin, the crew member somehow entered her cabin and allegedly began touching and kissing the girl. She was thankfully able to escape and reported the assault to her aunt and uncle. The Costa Diadema was in port at the La Spezia terminal when the assault occurred. The crew member was arrested after Costa notified the police of the assault.

It has also been reported that just two months ago, in August 2015, a bar tender also working aboard the Costa Diadema was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old passenger.