A Saint Lucian national who is employed as a Disney Wonder crew member was arrested on sexual assault charges in Cadiz, Spain while the cruise ship was in dry dock in Navantia shipyard.
Cruise Centre reported that the incident took place on Saturday morning (Oct.15) on the ship ‘Rhapsody’, which serves as hotel for crew members and other workers during the dry dock.
The arrested crew member has been identified as a 28 -year-old male from Saint Lucia with initials JGL.
According to the victim’s statement, who is also working on Disney Wonder, there was a crew party on board the ship. After the party, she and JGL went in his cabin, where they had consensual sex, and spent the night together.
In the morning,however, JGL tried to convince the woman to have anal sex, which she refused. Nevertheless, JGL allegedly insisted and had penetrated the victim anally, causing her pain.
Cruise Centre said that after the sexual assault, the victim identified as a 27 year-old British national, didn’t want to report the incident at first, but finally did at around 9.a.m. by contacting Cadiz Police Department.
The police patrol moved to the scene and officers arrested the crew member and sent him to Provincial Commissioner of Cadiz, where he stayed overnight waiting to appear before the judicial authority.
The judge decided to send him to prison without bail, considering that the story of the woman offered no contradictions.
If found guilty, the Saint Lucian crew member, can be sentenced from one to three years imprisonment.