Carnival Cruise Ship Bartender Arrested On Charges Of Raping 14 Year Old Passenger

The Orlando Sentinel reports today that a thirty year old Carnival crew member will be arraigned this week on allegations that he raped a 14 year old passenger aboard a Carnival's cruise ship.   

Hery Krispiyanto, age 30, from Klitren, Yogykarta (Indonesia) worked aboard Carnival's Freedom as a bartender.  A photograph from his Friendster page is below.

Hery Krispiyanto - Carnival Crew Member - Rape Allegations The newspaper reports that the 14-year-old girl was vacationing with her parents during the Carnival cruise which left Fort Lauderdale in April 2009.  During the cruise, the minor and her parents became acquainted with Krispiyanto.  When the minor was alone on the upper deck of the ship one night, Krispiyanto walked up behind her, grabbed her arm and pulled her into a nearby employee-only room and closed the door, court records indicate.  

Krispiyanto began to touch the minor inappropriately, and she repeatedly told him to stop. The minor said she tried to fight him, but Krispiyanto raped her, according to the criminal complaint lodged against the crew member.

The minor reported the incident to her mother in August, and it was then reported to the FBI.  A FBI agent interviewed Krispiyanto in April of this year and arrested him earlier this month.   

According to court records, when an FBI agent questioned Krispiyanto in April, he first denied the incident. But after a polygraph exam indicated Krispiyanto was being deceptive, he confessed to having sex with the minor in a pantry area on the cruise ship.  Krispiyanto is being held at the Hery Krispiyanto - Carnival Cruise - Rape Allegations Seminole County Jail.

June 1 Update:

The arrest of the Carnival crew member is now receiving wide media coverage. The Palm Beach Post contains a story today "Carnival Cruise Ship Bartender Accused of Raping Girl, 14, During Cruise With Her Parents."  The Post's article contains what appears to be a mug shot of  Krispiyanto (right),

We have written many articles about the problem of crew members preying on children on cruise ships:

Sexual Assault of Children on Cruise Ships - A Problem the Cruise Community Wants to Forget

Why Cruises are NOT the Best Vacations with Kids

Should Travel Agents Be Liable For Falsely Representing That Cruises Are Safe For Kids?

Passenger Indicted for Sexual Abuse of 13 Year Old Girl on Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

Top Ten Reasons Not To Cruise: No. 1 - Cruise Lines Are A Perfect Place To Sexually Abuse Children

 

Credits:

Photograph top       Hery Krispiyanto's Friendster page

Photograph bottom    Seminole Co. Sheriff's Office (via Palm Beach Post)

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vickie sandusky - August 7, 2010 2:29 PM

It can happen to anyone. I know first hand.
Carnival Cruise line is more powerful than the US gov.

cheryl neggers - October 1, 2010 9:38 PM

It takes everyone to speak up on this matter. I am ticked about this outcome, he took a plea bargain and pleaded guilty for a reduced sentence. He gets three years no probation to sit there, wasting our tax dollars, thinking of ways how he will not get caught the next time, Meanwhile Carnival continues to hire people that are this sick in nature.

You can go to cruiselawnews.com and read about all the junk happening on this cruiseline and a more recent one an employee recently was arrested on sex crimes of a 12 year old. This are cases that are being reported, what about the ones who are in fear of their lives and their families and it doesnt get reported. Meanwhile she has to live with this for the rest of her life, she can never forget this has happened, it has changed her life forever. It has changed her families life forever. He took what was not his to take. He gets to count the days until he gets out but she has to live with this for the rest of her life. What happened to her on board the ship, the long wait of waiting for justice to be served yesterday, the big slap in the face the justice was not served because he only got 3 years while she gets a lifetime.

So sad.

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