The Ketchikan District Attorney’s office is weighing charges against a cruise ship passenger accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
The 30-year-old Japanese man allegedly groped a Canadian girl near the pool of a Celebrity cruise ship on June 28th. The alleged attack took place after the ship had departed Ketchikan, but while it was still in Alaska waters.
According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, the incident was reported to ship security and initially investigated by the Vancouver Police Department. Vancouver authorities notified the FBI, which referred the case to Troopers.
The Trooper dispatch says the case has been referred to the Ketchikan D.A. for review.
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