TAMPA, Florida – A Royal Caribbean cruise employee has been charged with attempting to rape a passenger during a weeklong cruise, authorities said.
Henry Maceto Forbes, 34, was arrested Saturday when the Legend of the Seas docked in the Port of Tampa, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Forbes met the 22-year-old passenger in a bar area on the ship Tuesday and offered to take her on a tour, a police report said. He allegedly pulled the woman into a dark room and attempted to rape her. She was able to escape, the report said.
At the time of the incident, the boat was in international waters.
Company officials are waiting on the outcome of the police investigation before disciplining Forbes, said Royal Caribbean spokesman Michael Sheehan.
Forbes has been charged with false imprisonment and sexual battery. He was being held without bond Monday morning. He has no attorney.