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FBI investigates cruise rape allegation

By Juan Carlos Fanjul - bio | email

RIVIERA BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The FBI spokesperson in Miami is currenlty investigating a rape allegation aboard a cruise ship.
 
According to our news partners at the Palm Beach Post, it happened on a ping pong table in the cruise ship around 4 a.m. Monday as the Celebration made its way back to the Port of Palm Beach from the Bahamas.

The woman, reportedly 52 years old, says she was forced to have sex with another passenger.
No other information has been released.

The FBI says passengers were delayed from disembarking the ship to conduct interviews.

This is the first major negative headline to come out of the Celebration since the bargain priced cruise ship moved to the port in March. A spokesman for Celeberation Cruise line stressed this is an alleged rape. The ship has 12 security officers on board in addition to the 300 or so crew members and is safe. He said there are security cameras on board, but this particular area was not under surveillance.

The feds have yet to announce an arrest and say the investigation continues.

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