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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 obtained court records detailing Pujayasa's purported confession. Her condition was not clear, but the company said in a statement to the Los Angeles...

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