Cruise ship counselor charged with abusive sexual contact with two 6-year-old girls

Cruise ship counselor charged with abusive sexual contact with two 6-year-old girls

(As originally published, Fri, December 15th 2023, 3:48 PM EST)

MIAMI (TND) — A man who worked as a youth counselor on a cruise ship has been arrested on two counts of abusive sexual contact with a minor.

According to the feds, “Cris John Pentinio Castor engaged in abusive sexual contact with two six-year-old girls entrusted to the care of the “Camp at Sea Youth Center” on a Celebrity Silhouette cruise, owned by Royal Caribbean Group, that departed from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.”

A federal grand jury charged Castor on Wednesday.

Authorities did not say when the cruise or cruises took place, whether the girls are related, or how law enforcement found out.

Cruise ship counselor charged with abusive sexual contact with two 6-year-old girls
Cris John Pentinio Castor has been arrested on two counts of abusive sexual contact with a minor, Dec. 13, 2023. (Broward Sheriff’s Office)

Castor is a Filipino citizen and besides being held for U.S. Marshals, he has an immigration hold.

The 35-year-old could face life in prison.

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