FBI Arrests NCL Assistant Cruise Director for Engaging in Sex With 16 Year Old Passenger & Child Pornography

The Federal Bureau of Investigations ("FBI") arrested the assistant cruise director of the Norwegian Star cruise ship for engaging in sex with a 16 year old passenger and possessing child pornography.   

29 year old Senad Djedovic, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) for six years for a number of different NCL cruise ships 

The 16 year old girl, from Minnesota, was sailing with her family on a 7 day cruise out of Tampa at the end of January.  Djedovic met the girl shortly after she boarded the cruise.  At the end of the cruise he engaged in sex with her in a stairwell on the cruise.  After the cruise, Djedovic exchanged Senad Djedovic - NCL - Cruise Ship Sexual Abuse emails with the girl which included explicit images and a video of him masturbating in front of a photo of the child. 

One email included the message: I miss you big time . . . you little young girl."  

The child 's father allegedly told him earlier in the cruise that she was 16 years old.  He apparently admitted to other crew members that she was only 16. 

The FBI seized his computer which contained child pornography on a hard drive.  Under a sub-folder entitled "scandals" there were several videos depicting sexual acts with 12 to 15 year old girls, which were downloaded from the internet. 

The Department of Justice charged Djedovic with sexual abuse of a minor and possessing materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.  

Sexual abuse of minors during cruise by cruise staff and older passengers is one of the real dangers on cruise ships.  Last month we reported on a Cunard children's activities supervisor being arrested for child sexual abuse

You can read about many other cases where crewmembers possessed child pornography or crewmembers and passengers sexually abused minors during cruises here, involving all of the major cruise lines - Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Norwegian, Princess and Royal Caribbean.

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Toni - March 7, 2012 11:34 AM

Does this guy have a prior criminal record? It amazes/disgusts me that he held such a respectable position on board and he is engaging in sexual acts with a young girl like this on his own ship. What a sicko.

Anonymous - March 7, 2012 7:02 PM

I know this individual and worked extremely close with him for 8 months on the NCL Jade. Never would I have guessed this at all. This is a sad day for NCL and the people who thought we knew Senad.

carmen - March 8, 2012 10:41 PM

I know Senad since over 4 years ago. I don't believe that he is capable of such an horrible thing. I hope the true will be revealed very soon.

Dan Murray - March 15, 2012 9:06 PM

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tony - May 31, 2012 2:09 AM

I believe this man was grooming my 14 year old on a Jade cruise.
Thank god nothing happened.

That man is a sicko - July 22, 2012 10:58 PM

Man I seriously thought he was gay when I met him back in November on the cruise ship... Sure had me fooled...

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