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Cruise worker admits raping, beating ship passenger, investigators say

Cruise worker admits raping, beating ship passenger, investigators say

A cruise worker has confessed to beating and raping a passenger in her stateroom over a purported slight, after which the worker tried to throw her overboard, federal investigators say.

Ketut Pujayasa, 28, an Indonesian citizen, was arrested and charged with the attack, which happened on a Holland America Line cruise ship that had departed from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Feb. 9 for a seven-day Caribbean cruise.

The victim, a 31-year-old American, was flown by air ambulance to south Florida, according to the Sun Sentinel newspaper, which...

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