HAL Cruise Ship Musician Jailed for Child Pornography

A Canadian newspaper reports that a crew member aboard the Holland America Line Veendam cruise ship was jailed for possession of child pornography. 

Sean Richard Bell, age 37, was arrested almost three months ago for possessing images and video of what are described as underage naked boys. He pleaded guilty today in a Halifax courtroom to the criminal charges,

Given time served, Bell will be imprisoned for an additional 69 days of his sentence. He was also given a one year probation order which requires him to take sex offender treatment. He has also been placed on Sean Richard Bell - HAL Cruise Shipthe national sex offender registry for ten years and must provide a DNA sample to the Canadian data base. 

HAL formerly employed Bell as a performer in Neptunes Trio on board the cruise ship. 

We previously reported on this case when Bell was arrested on June 3 2013: Another Cruise Ship Employee Busted with Child Porn - This Time HAL Veendam.  

This is a topic cruise lines would prefer to avoid discussing:

Is Child Pornography Widespread on Cruise Ships?

 

Photo Credit: Global News

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Danielle - September 1, 2013 11:21 AM

It's a whole other world below deck 4. I can guarantee he isn't alone!

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