MCS Cruises Sued for Alleged Sexual Assault of a Minor by Crew Member

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  • The legal guardian for a 12-year-old girl sued MCS Cruises last September, after the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted aboard a February 2016 cruise.
  • The suit alleges that cruise worker Rudy Samuel Santos Hernandez entered the girl’s cabin room when she was alone and sexually assaulted her.
  • The suit claims that the victim suffered physical and psychological injuries as a result of the assault.

MCS Cruises was sued recently, after a minor accused one of the company’s employees of sexual assault.

In September 2016, the legal guardian for the alleged victim filed suit against MCS in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division. Also, named in the suit was Rudy Samuel Santos Hernandez, the alleged perpetrator.

The suit claims that on February 14, 2016 a man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were sailing on a 7 night Caribbean itinerary aboard a MCS cruise ship. Upon seeing the girl enter her cabin room alone, crew member Rudy Samuel Santos Hernandez allegedly used his service key to enter behind her. While in the room alone with the minor Hernandez reportedly sexually assaulted her, leaving her with significant physical and psychological injuries.

The plaintiff holds MCS Cruises (USA) Inc., MSC Crociere SA liable for not providing the plaintiff with safe conditions, and for failing to monitor and supervise crew members.

The suit seeks compensatory damages and interest, and any other compensation provided for by the courts.