Cruise ship employee admits to raping female passenger

February 19, 2014 1:27:24 PM PST
A cruise nearly took a deadly turn for a woman traveling to the Caribbean.

A Holland America Line cruise employee admits he raped a female passenger and tried to throw her overboard in the waters off of Honduras.

The woman escaped and was airlifted to a hospital in Florida.

The employee from Indonesia told the FBI he did it after the woman slighted him.

The cruise line says the suspect was hired in 2012, following a screening that included a clean criminal history check.

They say no incident like this has happened in the company's 140-year history.