Crew Member Arrested in Palma de Mallorca for Alleged Rape

Dec 07, 2023

A 25-year-old crew member from India was arrested by the Guardia Civil for the alleged rape of a passenger aboard a cruise ship. The arrest occurred last Friday after the ship docked at the port of Palma de Mallorca. According to judicial sources, the incident occurred while the cruise ship was en route to Palma.

The accused established a connection with the passenger, and their acquaintance developed to the point that they agreed to meet in the woman's cabin after his work hours. Upon entering the stateroom, they decided to engage in consensual sexual activity. However, the situation took a turn when the tourist insisted on using protection, and the employee allegedly disregarded her decision, forcing himself upon her and committing rape.

Following the assault, the victim reported the incident to the ship's crew, who alerted the Spanish authorities about the incident.

The law enforcement agents arrested the suspect, and in less than 48 hours, the accused was brought before the court, where he presented his version of events.