A Royal Caribbean crew member has pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a 14 year old girl during a Caribbean cruise.
25 year old Fabian Palmer admitted engaging in sexual relations with the girl during a cruise from Baltimore in December 2010.
Crew member Palmer was employed by Royal Caribbean as a pool attendant and interacted regularly with passengers during cruises. He met the girl and her family earlier during the cruise.
Palmer took the child into a men's locker room on the Enchantment of the Seas and engaged in sexual acts in the bathroom. You can read more about this crime, and similar incidents, in our articles BUSTED! Another Crew Member Arrested for Allegedly Raping on Cruise and Royal Caribbean Crew Member Arrested for Sexually Abusing 14 Year Old Girl.
He faces imprisonment with a maximum sentence of 15 years. His sentencing is June 29th in Baltimore.
As part of the plea agreement, the crew member must register as a sexual predator where he lives and where he works. To my knowledge, there are no sexual predators databases or programs in Jamaica where Palmer is from.
In an unusual move, it was the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) which issued the press statement announcing the guilty plea. The FBI has increasingly been criticized for its reluctance to involve itself in shipboard crimes.
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