MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Carnival Cruise Line employee has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl while he was working on the Carnival cruise ship Liberty.
Kert Clyde Jordan, 35, of Grenada, has been charged with engaging in a sexual act with a person under the age of 16, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Jordan made an initial court appearance Monday, and as of Tuesday evening, remained in federal lockup.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Jordan was working as a waiter when he allegedly lured the girl into a Lido deck bathroom for sex while the Liberty was in international waters on Nov. 4th and 5th.
The girl was on vacation with her family, but didn’t tell them about the sexual acts that occurred until they returned home, authorities said. She later identified Jordan as the man she had sex with while on board the ship, leading to his arrest on Saturday.
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines is cooperating with the investigation.
“Carnival has a zero tolerance policy for crime and we take any allegations of crime extremely seriously,” the company said in a statement.