13 Year Old Girl Sexually Assaulted aboard Disney cruise ship, Disney Wonder (Suspect: Lucas George Wicker)
A thirteen year old girl aboard Disney cruise ship, the Disney Wonder, traveling to the Bahamas states that she was sexually assaulted. The 13 year old states that the man threatened to throw her overboard if she refused him. The accused man is presently jailed in the Bahamas.
The 13-year-old was on a four-night cruise to the Bahamas on Disney Wonder when the incident occurred, she said.
She said a man approached her, telling her that he wanted to show her something. She told authorities that she refused his offer and the man threatened to throw her overboard. (Florida Today)
Disney cruise lines released the following statement:
“Safety and security of our guests is our highest priority, and we immediately contacted the FBI about the situation.”
UPDATE: The suspect was a 21 year old passenger from New York, Lucas George Wicker. Wicker is behind bars in The Bahamas and is awaiting arraignment on sexual assault charges.
Investigators with the Bahamian police said, on New Year’s Day, while the ship was in international waters, a 21-year-old passenger, Lucas George Wicker, sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.
A spokesperson for the cruise line said the allegations were first reported to security personnel on the ship, who immediately notified the FBI. The spokesperson said the FBI gave them guidance on what do while they were still at sea and, when the ship arrived in Nassau on Tuesday, the Bahamian police took over the investigation.
Investigators said Wickers told the girl he wanted to show her “something” on a lower deck and, when she refused to go with him, he threatened to throw her overboard. Police wouldn’t say where on the ship the alleged sexual assault occurred. (WTFV)