SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A MINOR ON CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE UNDER THE CARE OF CAMP CARNIVAL CHILD CARE PROGRAM

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Posted: January 18, 2011

The following is a description of a sexual assault case we have filed. This is a case involving a sexual assault aboard the Carnival Legend, a cruise ship owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. Carnival Cruise Line undertakes to provide babysitting services and a program for youth called Camp Carnival for the minor children of its passengers. Carnival undertakes to do this as an inducement to people to buy tickets for its cruises. The cruise line makes representations about its babysitting services and the Camp Carnival program in its literature, on its website, and onboard its ships. Carnival represents directly or indirectly that it provides a safe, secure and fun experience for the minor children of its passengers. In fact, the cruise line represents that it provides the setting, the personnel, and the rules and procedures which provide for the safety and security of the minor children of its passengers. Despite the Carnival Cruise Line’s undertaking to provide babysitting services and a program for the minor children of its passengers and despite the representations made by the cruise line, Carnival did not provide a reasonably safe setting, and violated its own rules on separation of children to properly monitor the activities of the children and through the failure to keep divided the children by their age groups, encouraged and allowed a passenger to sexually molest, batter, and assault a 4 year old girl who was a passenger onboard and in the baby sitting program at Camp Carnival onboard the Carnival Legend. Our client was sexually molested, assaulted, and battered for an extended period of time of at least 25 minutes, under a blanket.