The Costa Cruises crew member is described as a 50 year-old Honduran man who was employed on the ship as a cleaner. Italian police arrested him and criminally charged him with sexually assaulted the girl in her cabin. The assault occurred on October 23 (Friday) while the ship was at the La Spezia terminal.
The Primocanale news station says that girl, who was traveling with her aunt and uncle, left the dinner table to return to her cabin. The crew member apparently entered her cabin and began to touch the child's private parts and kiss her. The child broke free, escaped and told her aunt and uncle what happened.
Costa then notified the police who arrested the crew member.
In August 2015, a Costa bar tender was arrested on charges on sexually assaulting an 18 year old passenger on the same cruise ship.
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