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Cruise ship crewman charged with passenger assault

Cruise ship crewman charged with passenger assault

A Princess Cruises crew member from Portugal has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman passenger during a 14-day cruise from Florida to Los Angeles.
Jorge Teixeira was charged Tuesday with aggravated sexual abuse. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison. He was expected to make his first court appearance later Tuesday.
The 38-year-old Teixeira was arrested Monday as the Coral Princess docked in Los Angeles.
An affidavit supporting the complaint says a woman reported that Teixeira committed the sexual assault late Thursday. The two met in a dining room where he was head waiter. After sharing wine, the woman claims Teixeira assaulted her.
An initial cruise line statement said the passenger reported the alleged assault on Saturday, but the affidavit says she reported it Friday afternoon.


Updated : 2021-04-15 23:34 GMT+08:00