Royal Caribbean Strikes Again; Cruise Worker Charged With Sexual Battery

 

With all of the controversy swirling over the George Smith missing persons case aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise liner in July 2005 comes the following black eye to Royal Caribbean. A Royal Caribbean employee, Henry Maceto Forbes, was arrested and charged with attempting to rape a passenger aboard the Legend of the Seas .

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise employee was arrested and charged with attempting to rape a passenger during a weeklong cruise, authorities said.

Henry Maceto Forbes, 34, was arrested Saturday when the Legend of the Seas docked in the Port of Tampa, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Forbes met the 22-year-old passenger in a bar on the ship Tuesday and offered to take her on a tour, a police report said. He allegedly pulled the woman into a dark room and attempted to rape her. She was able to escape, the report said.

Forbes was charged with false imprisonment and sexual battery and was being held without bond Monday. He did not yet have an attorney who could comment.
(AP)



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