Carnival Employee Kert Clyde Jordan Accused of Molesting 14-Year-Old Girl Aboard Cruise Ship

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A Carnival Cruises employee finds himself in hot water after being accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl earlier this month. Kert Clyde Jordan, a 35-year-old ship employee, now faces federal charges after he allegedly lured the young passenger into a bathroom and engaged in statutory rape.

The young girl was traveling with her family aboard the Carnival Liberty. The 952-foot Liberty is docked in Miami and usually takes cruises through the Caribbean.

Jordan, a waiter who is a citizen of Grenada, allegedly lured the girl into a bathroom and engaged in sexual acts with her on November 4th and 5th while the ship was in international waters.

The girl waited to tell her family what had happened until after they returned home, but was able to identify Jordan during the investigation.

He now faces charges of sexual abuse of a minor, and is in custody in Miami. His first court appearance is scheduled for December 1st.

"Carnival has a zero tolerance policy for crime and we take any allegations of crime extremely seriously," reads a statement put out by the Micky Arison-owned cruise line.

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Jolly
Jolly

thank GOD he was found not GUILTY.........some people just love to mess others up......for the love off money

Francis
Francis

I hope she is SORRY for what she put him and his family through.They should be ashamed off themselves.

Ridley
Ridley

US citizens are subject to US Fed Law in international waters or even in foreign countries.  For instance, US men (largely) have been charged in US court, found guilty and imprisoned in the US for have sex with minors in Thailand (where it seems to be a common practice, or at least tolerated.) 

The problem here is that the accused is not a US citizen - being from Grenada.  Jurisdiction must be taken through place of the Vessel's registry and is not so solid.  Still workable.

Sweetness
Sweetness

 tell me if it was rape y did she go back a second time around? n y did she wait untill she returned home to say something.  he is a respectable man. he is innocent and God will see him justice. we are all here for u Clyde

Alkasa
Alkasa

I was wondering if anyone noticed the word statutory? Which from what I learned is when someone underage actually agrees to have sex but it is still illegal since they are 'not capable' of making that decision.

Quel
Quel

I am wondering if the parents did not observe a change in her behaviour, becaise for this to have occured twice in a row and for the child to only mention it when she got hope... raise alot of question...*justsaying*

Tenntitans
Tenntitans

this is a baby. how can a grown ass man be attractive to a little girl. 35 years old man with a 14 year old girl he can't get a real women. i hope a big dick greets him at the door of the prison.

Castrate them
Castrate them

Carnival Cruise Lines should cut off the dicks of every employee found guilty of sexual abuse. Carnival can do it in international waters and then let the scumbags sue...

Selita Banks
Selita Banks

I has sex at 12.. she was 14... she knew what she was doing and NOW she is trying to wreck his life...... what a lil bitch.

Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

Just becuase you were a whore at 12 doesnt mean everybody else is lol.

Chris Chase
Chris Chase

I had sex at the age of 13, does that mean i am a whore? You fucking dimwit? 

Chris Chase
Chris Chase

ok mr "ipkiss" 

Just like when you were born, they stamped on your birth certificate "FAIL" 

Phoenix
Phoenix

HE knew what HE was doing, and he's the legal adult in this case, not her. He wrecked his own life.

Asdfa
Asdfa

He "lured" her two days in a row?! lol  

Phoenix
Phoenix

Not sure how the sexual abuse of a minor is funny.

She's underage,in case you didn't notice the headline. That means legally incapable of consenting. It doesn't matter if you think she went willingly- she's only 14 and he's 35.

One of my friends was raped on a cruise ship, by an employee of the cruise line, when she was only 12. And no, she didn't consent to anything. She didn't even know what sex was. This behavior is somewhat prevalent on cruise ships, from what I understand. They're are often in international waters where it is unclear which country has legal jurisdiction. That makes it somewhat difficult to prosecute crimes that occur on board, and many perps have gotten away with this. 

Even if he did "lure" her two days in a row, that doesn't prove that she was willing. There's no shortage of stories about victims being raped multiple times because a perp threatens to hurt them or their families if they tell anyone or fight back.

Why are some people so quick to disbelieve or minimize rape victims' stories, even when those victims are underage?  

Apache2001_88
Apache2001_88

My family has been on several cruises with their two daughters, the last trip was just this past week. Their daughters are 12 and 15 and both look much older.  They have never had an issue with employees.  And just a fyi, there is no dispute over which country has legal jurisdiction when traveling in international waters.  The country and state that the ship departed from (which is where they return to) has jurisdiction of any passenger or employee on that ship.

TRUTHunfold
TRUTHunfold

you are talking bullshit, and going over board with that shit talk about threats, to  families..you dont know what the hell went on, for god sake it happen twice in a row, and choose to talk when she reach home dont you find that strange, am not in support of the age difference but i would of put her under investigation as well to see how many 35 year old and over she had sex with in the past, and after cast my judgment, because trust me...she is no virgin to older men...

RolloverRiderPGR
RolloverRiderPGR

Oh don't worry Phoenix. When Islam takes over it will no longer matter how old she is as Islame has made child molesting OK and when shariah law is in total effect then it's the rapees fault! Yes! You get raped and it's YOUR fault and you can even be tried as an adulteress if the non-man who rapes you is married! It was a major news story just this week of a 19 year old doing like 12 years in a Afghan prison AND the child she birthed from that rape! Now in order to get out of jail she will marry the sissy boy who raped her! That is the future unless the world puts that Geo-political ideology back in the bottle and force it to stay in the land it was born out of or the world will have to pray 5 times a day and women wear those burkas when out side!

Yes, rape is a sissy mans way to get something he could not get on his own as he already knows women don't want him for whatever reason so rape is how they swing! Too bad we can't cut that part off down to the nub so he has to sit to pee!

Asdfa
Asdfa

You can be tried as adult for host of crimes at the age of 14 or younger but don't have the maturity to have sex?  How does that make any sense?She knew what she was doing.  So much so she went back for more.  And the article says lure not threaten so don't give me that sh!t.  He's a slug but don't assume she's innocent.

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