51-year-old man arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior on a 5-year-old kid on Carnival Sunrise ship

   October 5, 2022 ,   Accidents

A Kentucky man (resident of Morning View KY) has been accused of lewd behavior after he allegedly kissed a 5-year-old kid on the mouth while on a CCL-Carnival Cruise Line ship, police announced.

51-year-old Ernest Bishop Jr. was arrested on Monday, October 3, and faces a charge of "lewd and lascivious behavior on a child less than 16 years old", an arrest affidavit revealed.

The father of the victim told officers he had seen Bishop kiss his 5-year-old daughter on the mouth while they had been on the Carnival Sunrise ship on Saturday, October 1.

On Monday, October 3, officers found Bishop on the liner and transported him to the Sexual Crime Investigations Unit of the Miami-Dade Police Department for an interview.

According to police, Bishop had refused to talk without an attorney present. He had then been arrested and booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

The 51-year-old later bonded out of jail and is due to be arraigned in early November.

At the time of the accident, the ship was sailing on a 7-day Western Caribbean voyage roundtrip from PortMiami FL.

For more Carnival Sunrise incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.