Cruise Ship Employee Face Charges For Molestation


Carnival Cruise Lines employee is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy  on Carnival Valor.


Yovany Suazo-Batiz, 46, a steward on the Carnival Valor, was arrested when the ship docked at Port Canaveral, east of Orlando, according to a statement from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.  He has been charged with sexual battery of a person under 16 years of age and lewd and lascivious molestation, and is being held on $95,000 bail, the statement said.

In a statement, Carnival Cruise Lines said staff was cooperating with police and the FBI and had provided “full support and assistance” to the victim while he was still on the ship.

Source: NBC News