Princess Cruises Sexual Assault Trial Begins

The Daily Breeze newspaper reports that the criminal trial has begun in Los Angeles of a Princess Cruises headwaiter who is accused of sexually assaulting a passenger from Kansas City. 

Coral Princess Head Waiter - Sexual Predator or Family Man?

Princess crew member Jorge Manuel Teixeira, 39, from Portugal, is charged in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles with sexually assaulting a passenger aboard Princess' cruise ship, the Coral Princess

Princess Cruises Coral Princess - Sexual AssaultAssistant U.S. Attorney Reema M. El-Amamy is quoted as saying: "This was aggravated sexual abuse. This was a crew member who met a passenger on the ship and proceeded to sexually assault her." 

The crew member's defense lawyer describes his client as a "family man" with two children in Portugal and no history of violence.

The newspaper describes that after the assault, the woman said she did not know who to turn to.  "I was scared -- and I did not know who to trust at this point," she said. "I didn't want to go to another (ship) employee."

We have reported on the problem of women being sexually assaulted on Princess Cruises ships in a prior blog: Unsafe on the "Love Boat?" - Sexual Assaults on Princess Cruise Ships.

 

Credits:

Coral Princess       Brad Graverson / Staff Photographer of the DailyBreeze.com  

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Jag sea - August 1, 2013 6:17 PM

Woman whether at sea or on land need to be very careful of men they encounter and the situation they are in. I feel sad that this woman did not feel that she could go to someone on board about this incident. It is extremely important that medical attention is sort,tests need to be attended and documentation done.i worked at sea in both a medical capacity and for the hotel department and any reported incidents were ALWAYS treated extremely seriously,There are serious implications for the woman and the crew member.

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