Carnival Cruise Worker Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen

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In 2015, 46-year-old cruise ship worker Yovany Suazo-Batiz was arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. He was accused of initiating inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy aboard the cruise ship on which he worked.

Suazo-Batiz was accused of following the boy into the ship’s sauna, and sexually assaulting him there. After the assault the victim told his father, who then detained Suazo-Batiz and alerted authorities.

Every year hundreds of cruise ship passengers report having been sexually assaulted during their vacations.  The case of Suazo-Batiz is disturbingly typical; the majority of cruise ship sexual assaults are committed by crew members against women and children.