The crime started with the room service attendant using his master key card to enter the passenger’s cabin.
As reported by the Sun Sentinel, when the woman returned to her cabin for the next 30 to 60 minutes, the Holland America Line attendant Ketut Pujayasa beat and choked the woman. He tried to snap her neck, broke teeth in her face, knocked her out, choked her with a telephone cord, sexually abused her and tried to throw her off her balcony into the ocean.
The Sentinel wrote that the victim said crew member Pujayasa "spoke not one word" and was deathly calm "not frantic or fumbling" as he repeatedly assaulted her. She thought she was going to die, The newspaper reports that the victim suffers from "post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and cannot be left alone for more than a few minutes."
Federal guidelines suggest punishment of 14 years to 17.5 years in prison, but prosecutors requested U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez to jail Pujayasa for 30 years.
The judge sentenced Pujayasa to 30 years and five months in jail.
Here’s our article last February: Holland America Line Crew Member Raped Passenger & Tried to Throw Her Overboard.
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