Late last year a Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison following an arrest for cruise ship sexual assault earlier in the year.
23 year old Brian Holland was arrested in February 2018 after he sexually assaulted a teenage woman while the two were in a hot tub aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. Published reports indicate that the woman suffers from a mental condition that causes her to have the mental capacity of a child.
After the incident the woman reported the assault to her guardian, who told cruise ship authorities. The victim was examined by a ship doctor, who identified abrasions on her genital area.
Holland was arrested after the ship returned to Jacksonville.
In October Holland was sentenced for to 10 years in federal prison.
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