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Crew member accused of attacking cruise passenger

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(CNN) - A crew member on a cruise ship is accused of beating and sexually assaulting a passenger, and then trying to throw her overboard.


Police say the attack happened off the coast of Honduras. The man accused is a 28-year old from Indonesia. The woman says the man sexually assaulted and beat her inside her stateroom. He told police he attacked the woman because she insulted him when he delivered her food.
 
The cruise company, Holland-America Line, says the man was screened before being hired in 2012. A background check showed no criminal history and no previous incidents at work.

 

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