WASHINGTON: A 15-year-old girl has alleged that she was drunk and then gang-raped by a group of 12 people on a cruise ship. The girl was travelling on a luxury ship to spend the holidays with her family. The girl says the accused had separated her from her parents.
The girl has reportedly been raped in a ship of the Royal Caribbean Company named Osis of Sea. The victim is a U.S. Florida resident and has appealed against the cruise ship company in a Florida court. Her petition was earlier rejected in 2016. On the other hand, media reports say the case is a major setback to the cruise industry. It is worth mentioning that many cases of sex attacks on cruise ships have come to light over the years.
The girl said that the cruise staff were aware of the incident when the incident occurred during the 2015 trip, but did not attempt to save the victim. Cruise laws expert Jim Walker says the cruise ship is like a moving city with up to 10,000 people. But there are no police on the ship. Sometimes there is a problem with getting punished due to the presence of cruises in international waters.