Cruise Ship Crew Member Indicted on Federal Sexual Assault Charge

Several news outlets are reporting that a Filipino man has been indicted on allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman aboard a cruise ship, presumably aboard the cruise ship on which he worked.

The St. Thomas Source reports that authorities charged Louis Isom Mangampat, of the Philippines, for aggravated sexual abuse following the incident. Newsweek reports that the alleged attack occurred on the ship as it traveled to U.S. Virgin Islands. The reports did not identify the name of the cruise vessel on which the alleged attack occurred and did not provide details of the attack. 

The Virgin Islands Police Department and the FBI are conducting the investigation of the incident, Newsweek reports. 

According to U.S. Department of Transportation statistics, sexual assault is the most commonly reported crime aboard cruise vessels. Often the number of sexual assaults reported on cruise ships totals more than all other categories of crimes combined.