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$10,000 Bond Set for Cruise Ship Rape Suspect

The Miami Herald on January 8, 2012 reports that Judge Hurley has set bond at $10,000 for a Brazilian man, Luiz Scavone, arrested on accusations that he raped a 15-year-old Iowa girl Tuesday on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Judge Hurley imposed strict travel restrictions on Scavone, who was taken into custody upon arriving at Port Everglades on Tuesday on one count of lewd and lascivious battery. Judge Hurley also ordered that Scavone relinquish his passport and if freed on bail, Scavone must wear an electronic monitoring device and stay away from airports and ports.

According to the arrest report, the victim met a boy at a teen club aboard the ALLURE OF THE SEAS. The victim states that the boy invited her to a private party, but when the victim arrived to the boy's room, only Scavone was present. The victim states that the boy and Scavone sexually attacked her. The victim immediately reported the incident to ship officials. Royal Caribbean in turn, immediately reported the claim to the FBI and the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

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