MIAMI, Fla. - A Carnival Cruise Lines employee has been charged with engaging in sexual acts with a minor, the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern United States said in a release Tuesday.
According to the criminal complaint filed, Kert Clyde Jordan, 35 of Grenada engaged in a sexual acts with a 14-year old while she was on vacation with her family aboard the Carnival Liberty.
Jordan – a waiter on the ship – allegedly engaged in sexual acts with the victim while the ship was sailing in international waters on November 4 and 5, according to the release.
The victim reported the incident to her family on her return home. Carnival has been cooperating with the investigation.
A pre-trial detention hearing is set for Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. in the U.S. District Court for the South District of Florida in Miami.
Carnival Liberty sails from The Port of Miami on Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries.